Rachel Birthday Dress
If you’ve looked at my Flickr photostream lately, you’ve seen this dress. I made Sid a Farbenmix Rachel dress for her birthday. I used 4 fabrics and by far this is the most festive thing that I’ve ever made. It screamed birthday. Starting last year, I decided to incorporate and S every year on her outfit. I hand…machine appliqued it…if that makes any sense. She loved it, and it has a ton of twirl potential. All of the fabrics used in this dress were picked up from Fabric Hound during one of the Christmas sales. It has a little Pop Garden, two different cupcake fabrics and a pretty dot my Lakehouse. I also picked up that perfect cupcake ribbon from Fabric Hound.
The Rachel pattern was a bit of a challenge. There are a ton of pieces and took a good bit of planning. I made a couple of mistakes, but that is what a seam ripper is for. I wouldn’t recommend this pattern for the beginner seamstress, but if you have experience sewing then you should give it a try. The pattern is in German, but the sewing guide had a lot of good references. I went with the long sleeves of course because it is cold out, but the short sleeve versions are just as cute. This would make a good dress for Easter…it isn’t too early to start thinking about that.
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