When I saw Evie's excitement over Indigo's Petal Knot Dress and her enthusiasm for one to call her own, I got right to it. I've been spending most of my free time working on something else (which I'll get to in another post) and I haven't spent as much time sewing lately. Oh how I've missed it. And you know how I said I don't always like to sew a second dress in the same pattern as the first? Well, the flip side of that is you know exactly what you are doing, which makes for easy, stress-free, relaxing sewing. It was just what I needed. This dress sewed up in only a few hours. I really enjoyed making it.
I love these fabrics and colors on Evie. The fabrics for both of the girls' dresses are by Anna Maria Horner. I went to the fabric store to look for some fabric and when I asked where Anna Maria's fabrics were, I was told that they were in the sale room, all 50% off. That pretty much made my day. (It's the small things!) So I picked up the fabrics for the girls' dresses + 2 yards to make cloth napkins. I hope to get to those soon. Here's the pattern I used. The pattern designer is not so explicit in her instructions about finishing the seams. She writes a little blip about it in the back, but if you miss that, you may not know. Just an FYI.