As part of our preparation for next week's launch party, Carla and I each sewed up one of our new dresses for our daughters to wear to the party. In doing so, we also were able to count this time spent sewing toward the Kids Clothes Week Challenge, which is sponsored twice a year by elsiemarley. It was like a sewing two-fer.
Carla chose the Starling Dress and sewed it up in a watermelon-pink cotton voile from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks collection. Carla has chosen to match the yoke to the dress and make the contrast a creamy white flounce.
My selection is the Wren Dress using a navy blue sateen (a cousin to the mauve sateen we sell in our shop). This fabric has more body than the voile we feature the dress in on the pattern cover, so it really has a lot of volume in comparison. The bright yellow bow really gives the dress an extra pop, but I am playing around with the idea of using a celery green grosgrain ribbon when my daughter wears it to the party. I think it also looks quite lovely without any bow at all: