Added Jan 21, 2012
by Julia Morley
When I was a child, I always used to look enviously at the women’s clothing wishing I was big enough to wear it. Now I have the same feeling when I look at the children’s section. So when I was looking for patterns to use in the Vintage Modern Design Challenge and I saw Indygo Junction’s Urban Prairie dress, my first thought was that I wanted to wear it myself!
So, I blew it up into a grown-up pattern :-). It essentially ended up being a redraft of the original, but I tried hard to maintain the original look while turning it into a more “womanly” piece with some finer details. It’s edged with flat eyelet lace and tied in the back with a double ribbon bow that actually comes out of giant buttonholes in the waistband. I love pockets in dresses, so I added some of those, too.
I had some extra eyelet lace and decided to add a headband. I love Amy Barickman’s Zipper embellishments, so I made the heart on the headband out of a red zipper. I was having so much fun that I couldn’t resist using some extra ribbon to put the little bows on my shoes. I think this outfit just begs to be worn on for Valentine’s day :-)
Not even on the honorable mention list in the design challenge – working on figuring out where I went wrong and looking forward to the next contest :-)
Cotton, Flat Eyelet Lace, Ribbon
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