Today I am participating in my friend Hayley's tour for her first children pattern release, The Norah Dress. She blogs at Welcome to the Mouse House and is also known as the human tornado - okay she is not exactly a destroyer but she must move very very fast with all the things she has going on. Blogging about sewing, crafts AND interior design, articles i magazines, patterns, competitions (which she usually wins) and the list goes on and on. Phew, amazing!
It is a super versatile pattern with several neck decoration options.
You can see the options and tons of inspiration in THIS post.
It is fast and easy to sew and with a slit opening in the back neck making it suitable for beginners too.
I made it with this navy skirting cotton with sort of a woven gold plaid.
My fabric and collar decoration came together in the most random way.
I originally cut the dress in a cute deer printed knit from Spoonflower and was planning on the baby pink collar with orange cotton voile as the inside fabric and a navy blue cotton voile tie.
Well, Evelyn hated the deer print (oh great) so I decided to skip making that version for this tour (I mean what is the chances of getting any, as in any at all, photos in it, right!).
(I will still sew up the knit one, hang it in her closet and see what happens, ha.)
SO next this fabric caught my eyes on my shelves and OH that baby pink collar looked nice with it....and wait those gold iron-on triangles, I bought the other day in Jo-Anns, were sort of perfect for decoration of the collar.
And here we are with a dress I absolutely LOVE. And so does Evelyn - after the photo shoot that had to be done with a heavy intake of mini marshmallows - kiiiiiiids, argh. She actually ended up sleeping in the dress too that night.
Here is a closer look at the collar. The iron-on triangles were super easy to work with and well they survived first wash - so far so good.
Iron-on things usually stick pretty well to corduroy because of the fuzzy surface.
You can juuuuust barely see the orange voile on the inside (which was sort of meant for another idea but still works here.)
You can buy the pattern HERE:
Please, do also make sure to check out what all the other amazing ladies in this tour have made with their Norah pattern.
A click on the button below and you go to Welcome to the Mouse House where there will be teasers and links to all the blogs participating.