Monday, May 16, 2011

This weekend's Apple Blossom Dress

This will be a shorter post today - I am not feeling well (nothing serious) and so I am just posting a quick update of what I have done this weekend - an Apple Blossom dress inspired by my mom. I can never catch up with Sew Weekly challenges, but this time - for the Mother's Day theme - it worked out before I knew it. Mom loved eyelet and I remember she made me a skirt with a white eyelet ruffle. I wish I still had that picture but it got lost. My mom and me we were standing at the beach, I was 5, she was 26, and we were both wearing those maxi skirts... loose black hair.. I remember her so young and beautiful on that picture...

So I went to Mood Fabrics last Friday, determined to get white eyelet, and  then I saw beautiful very light pink eyelet fabric. I immediately thought of the two apple trees in front of our house here, in New York.

I love this extremely gentle pink color...

The image of my childhood, my mom, the apple blossom eyelet fabric - like pieces of a beautiful puzzle - all it lacked was a simple frame. So, I chose a very basic pattern from June 2010 issue of Burda magazine (#148).

I used an invisible zipper instead of a keyhole opening - to make it more comfortable for my daughter to put it on.

I also underlined it with white batiste, light enough for hot summer days.

and here is the full shot of the dress.

She is happy!


  1. That is just so very perfect!

  2. ooh great job with that dress - i tried to make this for my dd but the end result was pretty bleugh. having seen how lovely it can look I'll have to try again next summer !



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