baby take a bow

when we last left off with maya's dress it was in pretty good shape.


normally I don't like formal styles on little kids, but the fairy tale dress from oliver + s is the exception that makes the rule. It really is a wonderfully drafted pattern with excellent instructions so even with a full lining and an invisible zipper it's a joy to sew.


my version was sleeveless,


with a scalloped hem,


and french seams throughout.


now that the other flower girl dresses were done it was time to decide on a sash for maya's dress that would incorporate the correct amount of green. I ended up going with the sash from view b of the pattern.

adding the bow to the already sewn dress was easy: I just removed the stitching at the bottom half of the sides of the main fabric (leaving the lining intact) and stitched in the sash.

to tie the bow I followed this tutorial and it turned out perfectly. 



aunt maggie