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Wow, it’s April 27th and we have 15cm snow in the garden. That sure is annoying. I mean I do love snow, but from December to February and not at the end of April. It’s almost unbelievable that not even 1 week ago I took these beautiful spring pictures on a meadow full of dandelions. Good that I was so fast. I’m not sure whether even one of the dandelions will survive that much snow. Anyways, I was going to talk about this dress which is a real summer dream come true: Melanie by modkid sewing patterns.
Some weeks ago I got an email from my friend Courtney of Sweeter than Cupcakes, who was with me in the finals of Project Run and Play. She is part of the modkid sewing patterns team and asked me if I liked to try out one of their patterns. I took a look around their shop and saw several things that I liked, but as I know my daughter I chose to sew something from knit. She has been excited about this fabric for quite some time and I just needed the perfect pattern to make her a dress. The fabric design is another beautiful and cheerful design by Hamburger Liebe: Daisy Dora, handelt.
I chose Melanie as those huge pockets are perfect for all those things that my daughter loves to collect: stones, sticks, shells etc. I sewed the pockets slightly different. In the pattern they are gathered and then bound. However, I had the perfect yellow ribbing and so just sewed that on and stretched it while sewing. I used the same yellow ribbing for the neckline to complete the look.
This was really a fun and extremly fast project: I started last Friday at 11am with sewing, picked the kids up from Kindergarten at 12.30 and had all the pictures taken by 1pm. Cool, right? I really can recommend the pattern. All pieces fit together nicely, it includes three sleeve lengths and runs from 2T to 10. My daughter just loves her new dress and has declared that it’s now one of her favorite dresses! Now, let’s just hope it’ll get warmer soon, so that she can start collecting.
Thank you so much Courtney for the Melanie pattern. I see many more of these dresses in the future!