Some of you may have heard about Kids Clothes Week. If not, you should check it out. It's great fun to see what all the mommy sewists are making for their wee models. KCW gives all of us mommy sewists a second in the sun- a moment to validate each other. More than anything, it's a really nice way to be reminded that you're not the only one sewing your little fingers to the bone in the wee hours of the morning :). And of course it's great eye candy! Speaking of cute kids...
Picking the fabric is often the part that blocks me from starting a project. I am really good at over-thinking it (though I secretly enjoy that little bit of self inflicted angst...). I couldn't stop thinking about how pretty this color would look on my girl.... so step aside, pastel palette, Easter is gonna be vibrant this year! Plus, it's Nani Iro... can you really go wrong with Nani Iro?! No, of course not.
The pattern is the Racer Back Flare Dress from the Cali Fay Collection. I remember when I found this designer about a year ago- and I thought, wow! This stuff is good. I even asked her if I could sell her patterns (don't worry- I'm going to circle back to her on that...). Over the course of the year, she's added on a couple adult patterns, and the new kids patterns are to die for. I had a few other patterns I was considering for Cassidy's Easter dress, but I went with this one for three reasons:
1. It's really darn quick (like I could probably do another one in 2 hours now that the pieces are traced and ready to go). The bodice is lined. There are only 6 pieces... total.
2. That shot of her with those little shoulder blades showing- I can't get enough of that.
3. See how she's standing all happy and cute? That's due to the twirl factor. Mama did alright this time!
Twirl Tested, Girl Approved...
aaaaand, this is is the shot that got us to too many....