Patty Young has a recent line out and I for Riley Blake, Primavera, and was asked to stitch it up to show it off. I loved this line at first sight. It’s screams SPRING TIME! I decided to use it for one of my Easter dress makes this year for that exact reason. This line is full of pinks, yellows, blues, greens, and teals. The designs include florals, plaids, paisleys, leaves, and if you look very closely at the damask prints you will find some grasshoppers too.
For this dress my daughter requested a maxi length. This is the first time ever she has asked for a long dress, so I totally hopped on that without any issues. I’m just glad she wanted me to make her something. I fear she is drawing near the part of her life where she will be too cool for her mom to make her clothes. I used the Laela Jeyne Chloe Dress Pattern. This pattern has been out for a while. I actually tested it as one of my first pattern tests. I thought I would bring it out of digital storage for this make. The fun open back is perfect for spring, but still classy looking. Can you see the cute little grasshoppers in the damask pink above?
If you are interested in this dress pattern, I should mention a few changes I made here. First, I used the flutter bodice and left off the flutter. This dress pattern contains two different bodice options, a flutter and a cap sleeve bodice. Next I added a band at the bottom. This information is not part of the pattern. Lastly, in the pattern the back edges of the bodice are finished with bias tape and I opted to construct it leaving this out and stitching it up as if it were a bodice with a back placket. If you would like more details there, let me know in the comments. 🙂
I am super happy with the finished product here in this fabric. I was nervous about fussy cutting the Tangerine tile because I am slightly OCD about a lot of that stuff, but the bodice and the skirt band both turned out perfectly with it. I was very pleased.
Thanks so much to Patty for including me in showing of this lovely fabric. Don’t forget to swing by and check out all the fun fabrics from this line at Riley Blake Designs.