OK Patty, nothing weird here but I'm so smitten by your fabrics and patterns I had to say it. Looking forward to your twitter response, LOL!!
This weekend I finally got enough nerve to cut into Patty Young's Flora & Fauna fabric. I hate cutting into fabric I love but this time I needed to do it. I wanted to make Theresa a dress. She's my oldest daughter and I'm at the point where I don't have tons of clothes in her size stashed away. Plus, I plan on making her and her sister's Easter dresses so I needed to practice.
So I decided on Patty Young's Frida dress pattern. Why? Well, one of my favorite online shops, Above All Fabric sells the patterns and fabrics as a kit. And I bought a bunch so I could try it out. I also thought the Frida style would be cute as an Easter dress using the eyelet fabric I've been holding onto for this project.
So this past weekend I started it and in less than 24 hours I had a gorgeous dress that I, my husband and Theresa especially loved!
It was so easy, very well written and the fabric choices from Above All Fabric was perfect. And I have to say, that kit was overly generous. I ordered a size 6 but I got more fabric than I needed (as Melanie told me, it's to make sure there's enough if I wanted to make the style that calls for the most fabric and use it also for the lining) that I could probably use the rest for another size 2/3 dress (my 2 year old would love that!) or make a matching American Doll outfit - hehe, yes I have that pattern too.
Here's Theresa with the dress, did I mention before that she doesn't like having her picture taken?