So, school picture day was yesterday and I got an itch to sew up something special for Sadie to wear the night before. I hoped she would like it-there’s no telling these days…but I sealed the deal by picking out some feather fabric to work with.
Sadie has a growing feather collection (she’s so hip, right?) that started after she got a turkey feather from preschool. (don’t ask me why they handed out turkey feathers) Ever since then she hunts them down wherever she goes, and each acquisition is a special occasion! My mom even brought her one back from Lake Michigan-her first white feather! (don’t worry they get thoroughly washed and disinfected…slight germaphobe here)
So I knew that feather fabric=a hit.
Well I hate to brag…. (haha)… but mama knew best, and she LOVED it. I hung it up on her dresser knob as a surprise and she was so excited when she saw it!
Oh yes and the coral flower is from The Ribbon Retreat! I love their huge selection of flowers-they are perfect for gluing to headbands and clips-instant cuteness.
I used Oliver and S’s Roller Skate dress pattern, with the tunic length. I sewed up a size 4 since Sadie has sprouted up a bit lately and it fit great! I added a lace tie on the main fabric side in the front…and it has a cute coral button on back which I forgot to take a pic of. I also made it reversible! I ADORE patterns that let you do this. Like my wrap top!
Main Fabric: Martha Negley-Farmington Feathers in Olive
Lining Fabric: Herringbone in Lake-Joel Dewberry. From Lily Bella Fabrics
As much as she loved the feathers though, this navy herringbone stole the show for her too! I was kind of surprised..but I did love it as well.
This was her face trying to persuade me to let her wear it with the navy side out. I was a mean mom and made her wear the feather side. tsk tsk, I know. ;}