Fleur Dress – Pattern Testing

Hello and happy Monday everyone!!! I am so excited to share my versions of the lovely Fleur Dress Pattern by  Winter Wear Designs today. The Fleur is a dainty little pattern with a fitted bodice and a low scoop neck at the back. It has a unique pleated skirt which drapes down the sides asymmetrically, with a flowy handkerchief type hem.

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I made this sleeveless version in vintage length out of swiss dot fabric (from Hancock fabrics).

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I used a rick rack lined eyelet lace from Hobby Lobby for the front detail and love how delicate and feminine it looks!

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I don’t know which is greater at this point, her obsession for pink or fascination for Anna who she will only refer to as ‘sister’ and she hasn’t even watched the movie!?!

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If you’ve seen my earlier blog posts, you’ll know that I’ve never made any open or low back dresses for my daughter before but this Fleur dress….. I had my fabrics picked out when I signed up for the tester call. I have all the ‘heart eyes’ for that button and elastic feature in the back! Swooooooon!

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Sewing this dress gave me so much joy and happiness, that I sat down and took my time to finish the lining and hem of both the dresses by hand hemming where I usually rush to finish the hem.

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For this second version, I went with regular length and flutter sleeves and used this cotton lawn – woodland clearing by Liesl Gibson Oliver & S for Robert Kaufman that I got from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

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For the front detail and the lining of the sleeves, I used the last bit of voile from the Lisette Spring 2014 collection that I had left in my stash.

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I pressed well, I really did but by the time I carried her downstairs and outside, I managed to wrinkle it nicely 😦

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Don’t you love those pleats in the front? She likes her dress too! I think she’s in that stage where she loves all things new (or pink).

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I used fabric covered buttons for the back and simply adore how this dress turned out!

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I am so glad I got the opportunity to test the Fleur Dress pattern! and working with Suzanne Winter was an absolute pleasure, she has such a positive and warm vibe going on in the group, its quite infectious!!! 🙂

The Fleur dress pattern released today and its on sale for $6 now.

I found so much joy in this creation, I wish you find joy in your sewing project today!

 

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