happy third birthday etta!

the birthday dress tradition continued when etta turned three (read about maya's first birthday dress here). she asked for a fairy tale dress by oliver + s (okay she asked for a pretty dress and i decided that meant the fairy tale dress). 

however she did specifically request a pink fabric with blue flowers. so while visiting victor i made a trip to stonemountain & daughter in berkeley and picked up this adorable print. to this day it remains one of my favorite fabrics.

i added baby blue piping around the collar and at the waist.

as this was my second time sewing the fairy tale pattern i was much more confident and was able to have a little fun with it. i added this ribbon to the hem seam partially to use it up and partially to give the lining a little flair.

etta loved the girly dress, but it didn't stop her from being her tomboy self. here she is playing baseball in my parent's backyard with her 'aunt vic'. 


aunt maggie