So...this post comes on the morning of KCW Day 4--notice anything suspicious about my title here? Hmmmm...
Did you know that KCW Spring 2013 has it's own Flickr Group? You can go here KCW Spring 2013-FLICKR to check out what everyone is up to. There are some AMAZING creations and unbelievably a LOT of finished items. You can find everything from Submarine Pullovers to Geranium dresses, from the soon to be released Parsley Pants (can't wait!) to lots of adorable bubble shorts--stop by and check it out, inspiration overflowing for sure!
Days 2 and 3 were not really as productive as I'd have liked them to be, but they are gone so here is what I have so far:
I also did a search in google to find out what others have done with the pattern during testing, etc. and I did not see too much mixing of fabrics, prints, colors, etc. Although great creations, it seems most people used only one uniform fabric throughout. I knew I wanted to (in my own opinion) add excitement to the already AWESOME pattern and utilize the different 'canvases' between the princess seams. I also know that most people shy away from using two different prints and will use a solid to kind of calm the eye from the busyness of prints everywhere, but you know just like everything else--if you do it right the sky is the limit. I believe the flower print paired with the polka dots is DIVINE! And if all else fails, it's a GORGEOUS purple and I'm in LOVVVVVVE!
I bought this button on EBay as part of a lot of vintage buttons on the card and it arrived the same day I was completing the dress--how perfect was that? I just KNEW this button had to belong to this dress, the color match was if I had personally handpicked it in the store myself. I just love it when things work out like that.
The Ruffle Dress pattern created from Heidi over at Elegance & Elephants was great to work with, easy to follow and few pattern pieces which is always a win! I opted not to use the optional armhole bias tape and instead just finished with a regular hem fashion and I used the A-line dress pattern but this pattern is also versatile in that you can make a top, an A-line dress or a swing dress too--the possibilities and variations are endless! If you would like the pattern, you can purchase it here: E&E Ruffle Top Pattern--well worth the money!
We had an assistant on our photo shoot that I'd like to thank as well, without him we may have had a rough time. He supplied the much needed kisses to set the tone and vibe to POSITIVE! :-)
Who DOESN'T love Elmo???!!!
So here is the rest of my day 2/3 "progress":
Thanks for stopping by!