5 and 10 Designs-Look No. 5

First on my list of dresses to sew up from our 5 and 10 Designs e-book was Look No.5, designed by the fantastic Delia. (see the bottom of this post for a coupon code for 15% off the e-book!)

I love the curved color-blocking on the sides-such a fun design element, right? It was also the perfect opportunity to practice some pattern mixing-and I love how it came out! So does Sadie, so that’s what matters. (pink…well, peach…was involved, so win-win) The fabrics I used were Leah Duncan Oasis Rosa, and Michael Miller Les Amis in Faux Bois Stripe Peach. 


They coordinated so well! I have a little bit of each left over so I’m thinkin maybe Ava needs a new dress soon. That doesn’t happen often for me (using the same fabrics for another project) so that’s just how much I love this combo!

 you can see the faux bois design  a little better in this pic. swoony swoon swoon.

I didn’t really love the clear coral buttons at first, I initially wanted to use navy buttons…but it’s what I had in my stash. They have totally won me over though! They lend an airy, whimsical quality to this fun modern dress. 🙂

Delia did a fantastic job explaining how to make the pattern and put together the dress-it came together easily! I do wish I had made a size smaller-my teensy girl is still the size of a 2 year old in the chest, but it’ll fit longer, right? I added an inch to the skirt length,  and the cap sleeve option (which is included in the e-book!) because they are so darn easy and cute! (and make any dress instantly modest) I also left off the front seam pockets from her original design, mostly to save time. Sadie really wanted to wear it for church today!

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  1. oh my jess!!! it’s crazy cute and the fabric totally highlights the great design. She’s she precious. And I need that fabric, asap, my order can’t arrive fast enough!

  2. Oh what a sweet dress! I love the fabric choices and I actually love the buttons too!

  3. Super adorable! I just wish these adorable dresses came in adult sizes.

  4. That dress is so cute! I love the use of 2 fabrics. I want to make one!

  5. Swoony swoon swoon is right! love!

  6. Beautiful Jess 🙂 Love the fabric!

  7. Really sweet dress.

  8. SO SO SO PRETTY!!! I am in love with this dress, that fabric pairing is gorgeous!!!

  9. Really beautiful!

  10. this is so pretty- gorgeous colors! her little wet hair bun…too precious 🙂

  11. Love both fabrics, but that faux-bois is perfection. Darling dress!

  12. ahhh! SO cute Jess. Sadie is a doll in it and what awesome fabrics!

  13. What a sweetie! Love her hair in the bun. And love that dress!


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