October/November 2017 Dress of the Month

I intended this to be October’s “Dress of the Month” (in addition to the Halloween dress), but I didn’t actually didn’t finish it until November.  And, since it’s really two dresses in one, we’re making it count for both…ok?

I absolutely LOVE the Rosemary and Matilda patterns from Violette Field Threads. If you recall, I made a springtime version for baby girl last April.  I had to bring it back for her
“Thanksgiving”/November dress!

For this version, I made the under dress with a GORGEOUS autumnal forest print I found at Hobby Lobby.  The employee who cut my fabric commented that it was very popular this year! I used a dove-gray ribbon that I had lying around from a previous project for the elastic casing on the bell sleeves, and I think it provides a lovely contrast with the print.  I chose a solid, rich berry for the pinafore and accompanying bloomers. This hue seems to be very on trend this autumn, and I couldn’t be happier because it’s BEAUTIFUL.  Because the pintucks tend to get lost, especially in solids, I decided to accent the ones on the bodice with white ribbon.  I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful hand embroidery on the internet, so I decided to attempt a simple vine with french-knot flowers in lieu of buttons between the two sets of pintucks.  Not to bad for a first attempt, right?

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Here is a closer view of the dress by itself.  My favorite thing about this dress is that it features an elastic neckline.  Therefore, there is no need to fiddle with a zipper or buttons down the back.  Easy on, easy off–which is SO helpful when trying to wrestle a wiggly toddler!

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I accessorized it with these adorable laces up slippers from Old Navy (by the way, ON’s shoes for baby this season are ON POINT. I’m having to work really hard at self control.) Notice how the shoes perfectly match the pinafore? I’m telling you, that berry is POPULAR this year. Her hair bow is one of the November bows from our favorite subscription ever, Little Poppy Co! In fact, all three of their November bows match this dress.

I hope you love this set as much as I do.  It’s listed in my Etsy store, if you’re interested in ordering one!

 

 

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