4.12.2017

For the Coffee and Thread Pattern Tour : A Polina Dress

Today I'm happy to be sharing my contribution to the Coffee and Thread pattern tour.  I've seen so many beautiful creations and awesome hacks using Olga's patterns! You can scroll through some of those photos here. So inspiring!


I decided to sew another Polina dress without making any changes to the pattern.  Because as far as I'm concerned this pattern is perfect already!


This time I sewed the dress in a double gauze.  It's not one that quilts up much (I used it for this dress too).  I didn't want that quilt-y look for this particular pattern. But double gauze has that light, breathable, airy quality that I love so much.


I added some crocheted lace to the center bodice front and then some coordinating lace at the flounces.  I matched the flounce lining to the lace trim.


I chose the circle skirt option like last time.  I knew Tia would be a fan of the twirl.


It's so fun to sew dresses for Tia because she really appreciates them.  She loves to wear them to her homeschool co-op even though so many of the other children dress more casually in shorts and tshirts.


One of her teachers stopped me yesterday and told me that Tia said her favorite thing about me was that I sew dresses for her.


I think the best compliment you can give a maker is a true love and appreciation for their work.  It's a joy sewing for her, knowing the garments will be worn and loved.



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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress and pics! What you say about 'the best compliment you can give a maker' is so true..

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  2. What a gorgeous polina dress! I love it. Simple, yet elegant and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! This pattern works so beautifully with so many different types of fabrics. It's so versatile. I love it!

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  3. Oh this colour suits Tia so well. Love her dress. Isn't it so sweet when our kiddos enjpy wearing things we make them :) My daughter says she loves me for the same reason haha

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  4. What a gorgeous dress in a gorgeous color! I love everything you make for your children, and it's so wonderful that Tia enjoys the dresses you make for her. It warms my heart to hear things like that <3 And p.s., I love her shoes!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Emi! I appreciate that very much!

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  5. Tia looks fantastic in this dress!! You picked such a lovely color. I love that she is still a dress girl! Avery has started to want to be more casual like her classmates.

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  6. Ahhhhhh!!! So perfect - the color, the fabric, the little bits of trim, the serious TWIRL! It's beautiful. Tia is lovely and it is wonderful to be appreciated, even if I must say, she *probably* loves you for some reasons besides your sewing skills. ;-) I love kids' honesty.

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    1. That’s so funny you say that because I felt the same way! haha! I guess I can’t read too much into it or get my feelings hurt! :P At first I thought - Hmmm, really? But then I decided, I’m just going to take this as a compliment! :D

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  7. The dress is stunning, Rachel! The color is so good on Tia and the trim is such a subtle detail but it really elevates the dress! Perfection! And of course, you know how much I love your photography! You are absolutely right, it is the best compliment when the clothes you make is loved and worn! Thank you so much for joining the tour!

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  8. OH so perfect! I love this dress you made that special girl. And I agree that Olga's patterns are perfect without any changes too!

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    1. <3 It's fun to see people's creativity for sure but she is an excellent pattern designs, isn't she? Love her!

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  9. Oh Rachel, your style is impeccable! I'm always happy when another post of you pops up in my blog feed; I just can't resist dropping everything and reading it immediately!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you! That means so much to me! xx

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  10. Oh, she is a super smart girl....she is going to get so many dresses now ;-) Okay seriously, that is SO sweet and my heart would explode too if my kids said that. This is gooorgeous! That color is really really perfect for her. Perfection!

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    1. Yesssss. I like the way her brain operates because I love sewing dresses! :D

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  11. Gorgeous! I can't believe that is double gauze - it holds its shape so well for those ruffles!

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    1. Yes it’s a very stable double gauze! I wish I remembered where I bought it!

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  12. Such a gorgeous dress, love the lace detail, made it even more special. That colour looks beautiful on Tia, it really is something special to have a dress sewn just for us, she's a super sweet girl for sure. <3

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  13. Oh this is stunning!! Love the white under ruffles and how it highlights the white buttons and trim. Beautiful everything as always.

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  14. Such a gorgeous dress! Love all the love and thought for details gone into this one. It must be a dream to wear in double gauze....

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  15. It's a beautiful dress and photos and such a wonderful compliment to you by your daughter for telling her teacher she loves it when you sew for her. Makes it even more special I'm sure.

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