We are continuing our closer look at the 2014 Spring Collection. Today, we are discussing the Maddalie Spring Dress. I love the look of ruffles and frills on my daughter, but not all the time. Simplicity can be a beautiful thing! This was the inspiration behind the Maddalie Spring Dress. I wanted a simple dress with a classic look for her spring wardrobe.
For the photo shoot, I decided to go with dressier fabric options. I love the look of pairing the cream eyelet used for the yoke with the silky metallic floral lame for the main fabric. Probably not the most practical fabric, but I still love it for a special occasion. For this dress, I took off about 2 ½ inches from the length and added a band in coordinating fabric from the yoke.
You can easily dress up or down this dress by your fabric choice. I also love this lightweight cotton I found at Hobby Lobby. It looks super cute paired with her favorite slip-on sneakers.
The yoke has a dip in the center front. This is designed to add a bit of elegance and sweetness to the dress. Gathers to the main fabric around the dip add a bit of fullness to the dress.
The back is secured with 3 button loops and buttons. I LOVE these buttons I found online from MOOD Fabrics. http://www.moodfabrics.com/
There are only 4 pattern pieces to this pattern, making this a super quick and easy pattern! The dress is fully lined resulting in a high quality, durable garment.
We truly have the most amazing group of talented women in the My Little Plumcake’s Testing Group. Each pattern went through an extensive round of testing prior to release. Here are a few of my favorites from testing (it was REALLY hard only to pick a few)!
Oh! Sew Precious: https://www.facebook.com/ohsewprecious
Fabulous tester Erin!
Nicole Ryan Photography: https://www.facebook.com/nicoleryanphotography
Sprouting Jube Jube Blog: http://sproutingjj.blogspot.com/ Today is the LAST day to register for her giveaway. Giveaway includes the entire Spring Collection!
And finally my favorite! I promise she liked the dress :) I think this little one was upset she could not hold her bear while Mom was trying to capture a few shots. This one is from the hilarious Brianne over at Ali Cat & Co: http://alicatco.blogspot.com/
Next up we will be discussing the Addie Spring Shorts.
Have a fabulous day!