08 February 2013

Mission Accomplished

Martina threw me for a loop earlier in the week when she told me she had nothing to wear to the Father/Daughter Dance, which is this evening.  Determined to save money, I scoured the interwebs for a relatively easy dress pattern.  I found it in the Marissa Dress (according to reviews by others who had used it). 

The theme of the dance is Alice in Wonderland, so I dove into my stash to pull a print that might be appropriate for a garden tea party.  I came up with an Amy Butler print, but Martina nixed it (though she has designated that fabric as a future skirt).  She chose, instead, a couple of Art Gallery Fabrics prints.

I've had this Spellbound print for a couple of years and haven't known what to do with it.  I think Martina made the perfect choice for the Alice garden party theme.  She's wise beyond her (nine) years.  Here's a close-up of the cummerbund:

I absolutely adore Floral Elements.  I have about ten colors sitting in my stash waiting to be turned into something beautiful. 

I'm really pleased with the pattern.  It looks complicated, but the instructions are very clear and easy-to-follow, complete with pictures (or images) of each step.  The only trouble I had is with the zipper installation, but that's user error and no fault with the pattern.  I may purchase the Jamie Dress pattern (the grown-up version of this dress) and make one for myself!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Great job Deborah! I hope you will post a photo of her in the dress.

  2. Terrific dress, nice work!! (I love those floral elements, too!)

  3. Adorable dress! Love those fabrics.

  4. I'm sure she was the belle of the ball :o)

  5. Wowee, that came out adorable! She chose a great fabric combo, and I love those straps. I also hope we get to see Martina in it! :)

  6. Love the dress and the fabric is great. Great use of that large scale print. Hope the dance was successful.

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