Tuesday, November 6

Simple Life Pattern Co Felicity Dress


Do you have a lot  of parties to attend around the holidays? We don't, haha! But that doesn't stop me from making something wintery or festive for my girl every year anyway. At the very least she gets to wear it to church, and she loves wearing dresses every day even if they are too fancy for the occasion, but I love that about her! Its always good to look fabulous, right?!

This year we are attending a family wedding in late November so I decide to make something that would work for both the wedding and the festive Christmas holidays. So nothing too Christmasy. I decided to go for a wintery feel with the fabric but a wedding feel with the pattern I chose. So although this dress is sleeveless and has an open back I think it looks like Winter and Christmas and weddings all combined.



The pattern is the Felicity Pattern from Simple Life Pattern Co and I love it! And you should know I never lie about sewing patterns. I'm too honest to tell you to spend money on a pattern or time sewing  something that I don't fully recommend. This is seriously the cutest and I can see it in so many different fabric combinations. And its good for all seasons as it has several sleeve lengths as well as maxi, knee length dress and romper options.

I used an Art Gallery Winterberry Rayon challis and the colors and print are perfect for the feel I was going for. I added all the optional ruffles because they were too cute to pass up, despite the fact I hate gathering. It was worth it for this!

The only downside to this pattern is that all the rectangle pieces are given as measurements in a cut chart. I know a lot of people like that, but I prefer the actual pieces so that I can lay everything out on my fabric. I also tend to make patterns multiple times and I don't like having to measure out rectangles every time. And the pieces get confusing because they don't have any labels. But even still, it came together perfectly, the bodice is all lined and all seams enclosed. I french seamed the skirt, too, so that all seams are enclosed for a really nice look inside and out.




The only thing I did different from the pattern instructions (besides French seams in the skirt) was add interfacing to all four back pieces all along the whole center back seam. I needed it to be substantially sturdier for the buttons and button holes and strong enough to maintain a crisp triangle opening despite being such a lightweight fabric. It worked perfectly and everything sits well and the buttons feel secure.


My daughter is loving it and keeps asking when her aunt's wedding is so that she can wear it! I let her wear it once and she almost ripped it and smeared food all over it, so we kind of have to keep this on reserve till the wedding, and then she can have free reign with it!

So, if you've got some inspiration here - or from the other ladies on this tour - on what to make your little ladies this holiday season head over to Simple Life Pattern Co for their winter sale!! All patterns (minus the brand new Betty) are on sale for 30% using code FALLINTOSLPCO.  Another of my favorites is the paisley dress (prefect for those girls who love to twirl, my daughter owns at least 6). I blogged about it last year, here. Sale ends the 12th at midnight so get shopping!

Also - there's a GIVEAWAY!
You could win a $30 gift card to to Harts Fabric and $50 shop credit to Simple Life Patterns. Giveaway runs through the 19th at midnight CST.
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4 comments:

  1. This is just so beautiful. I really love this pattern too, and the fabric you chose is amazing. <3

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  2. Gorgeous! This styling is just simple and perfect <3

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  3. I love those sweet ruffles, and the fabric is gorgeous! Perfect pattern and fabric combo. ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. This pattern is on my wishlist! I love your photos and I can't get over how big she's getting!

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