I have had such a blast sharing these Free Spirit projects with you! It’s so fun to take a stack of amazing prints and have the creative freedom to mix and match them to my heart’s content. A huge thanks to the people behind One Fabric Nation and Free Spirit for the opportunity to hang out and represent them!
Without further ado, I give you another Nostalgia project. I really wanted to showcase how mixable these fabrics are, so I chose an altered version of the Stella Dress pattern from my shop. Stella has a lot of bells and whistles, which are so fun, but I really wanted to focus on the fabric and how well they coordinate. Stella is a paper pattern, but most of the pieces are measurements, and the bodice and sleeve pieces are on nice, sturdy paper! No tissue origami needed!
Stella looks like your basic, everyday peasant dress, but she has these quirky, variegated stripwork pieces that are adorable! I chose to leave off the ruffles from the ruffle section and made the ruched panel flat. I love that it highlights the different prints and gives you just a peek of some. I also took some length off of the dress.
I mixed and matched pieces from the pink and green colorways. I seriously can’t get enough of those Jackson diamonds. Girl’s best friend? I think so!
My 6 year old insists that anything made from this fabric is definitely for a princess. I sort of agree with her, but I have this genius idea that Mr. Simeon, my 3 year old, is getting a handsome bow tie in one of these prints. So stay tuned for that. He’s super cute and we’re bound to have some hilarious outtakes from that photo session.
Until next time,