I got to join my first blog tour for Monaluna fabrics, and I am HOOKED. This is the Journey collection, and I took days to decide which print to use. There are prints available in poplin and lawn. I chose poplin for this dress. This cactus had the right amount of whimsy. Then I took days to decide what pattern to sew. Lol!
This is the Chloe dress from Honeydew Kisses (affiliate links). I didn’t quite do it justice, though. Her design includes gorgeous princess seams, and lots of sleeve options, including an off the shoulder ruffle that I was planning on making, but the solid coordinates I wanted for the extra details were not in in time. I am still smitten with this dress. The fabric sings, and my daughter loves it too.
The fabric was gorgeous to work with. It is 100% organic cotton. I know this dress will wear well. The quality is amazing.
These photos were fun to take. I’m thankful we’re having a bit of milder weather so I don’t have to get creative with bribes for my kids, or take indoor photos. 🙂 But it was super windy! I think that can be half annoying, and half fun, for more interest in the pictures!
I only had a scrap left after cutting out this dress, but I wanted to make something else, so I sewed these quick diaper covers from the free Made pattern, and made a little outfit to go with it for a baby shower I’m attending this weekend! So adorable!
The lap tee is the free pattern (affiliate link) from Patterns for Pirates. I modified to bottom, simply. This is the 0-3 month size. I folded up the bottom 5″ and then measured the width of the bottom edge of the pattern, and cut a ruffle that was 5″ long by twice the width of the tee. I didn’t worry about adding length for seam allowance, since it’s flowy. And I did attach the skirt with a 1/4″ seam allowance. The headband is a free pattern from Coral&co.
Thank you to Phat Quarters for hosting, and Monaluna for supplying this fabric for the tour! I am so excited about reading all the other posts this week. I hope you will check them out too. And don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post!