It’s my turn for the Designer’s Pattern Swap! I had the pleasure of sewing up Maddie’s Dress by Lily Bird Studio. I decided to go fancy with special occasion fabrics to make a Christmas Dress for my oldest daughter!
*Button back closure
*Detailed instructions on finishing skirts
*Clean finish on the inside
I used a lace overlay on a black, satin bodice, chiffon over skirts, satin skirt, and a taffeta plaid sash to complete the dress. All of my fabric was from Joann’s.
I admit, the triple chiffon top skirts made me a little nervous at first, but Cecilia gives fantastic instruction and I was very pleased with how easy it was to construct the skirt. Sometimes circle skirts can stretch out on me (this one did not!!!), but just make sure to follow the tutorial instruction and the skirt will turn out beautifully! My daughter just loves the twirl factor. What little girl doesn’t??? 🙂 Here’s a few twirl shots just because!
See what I mean??? Awesome twirl-factor!
For the sash, the pattern calls for it to be sewn in the front. This is a wonderful feature so the sash doesn’t fall off or shift.
My tiny fashionista had other ideas in mind, so I left the sash separate and did not sew it in. This way she can wear the bow in front, on the side, or in the back. Very high fashion… in her opinion. 😉
The pattern has a button closure in the back. But, guess who didn’t have enough buttons…. this girl! So, I used an exposed zipper instead and really love how it turned out.
I tucked the tails of the sash in and really fluffed up the taffeta to create an over-the-top BIIIIIIGGGGG BOW!
Maddie’s Dress makes the perfect special occasion dress (holidays, graduations, weddings, etc). You could easily use different fabrics and it would dress it down for more everyday wear as well. I love that about a pattern! Thank you Cecilia of Lily Bird Studio for allowing me to sew up your lovely pattern! And yay for getting a Christmas dress sewn early!
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