This is one of my favorite fabrics of all time. This gorgeous blue and gray floral from Amy Butler makes my heart go pitter patter. I bought it (and a few coordinating prints) a couple of years ago.
I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.
(Amy Butler, Lotus)
I nearly fainted when I found this dress, made by an adorable company called, Persnickety. (dresses here) Not only is it made from this dreamy fabric, but the style is beyond cute. The gathered bodice looked so adorable on my sweetie.
I have been matching my girls' holiday dresses for years. And while my oldest hasn't protested the matching, she does prefer a more "grown-up" style these days. So it was like a miracle that I had been hoarding this exact fabric. Yes, the stars aligned in my favor. I used my precious Amy Butler fabric to make a coordinating skirt for my oldest.
I used the Amy Butler "barcelona skirts" pattern as a guide. It is an adult pattern, so I took the smallest size in a little at the waist and shortened it. This girlie was thrilled with how it turned out.
I also added some gray tulle to the lining layer.
So it matched the bottom edge of the dress I'd bought.
To finish it off, I made some fabric flowers. I know I'm really late to the fabric flower party here in blogland. How could it possibly have taken this long for me to get on the band wagon? Well, I've arrived, and I'm staying at the party. They were so easy and fun to make! I used this tutorial, but I want to try more of the million other versions out there. Anyone know of some other adorable flower lessons? It think this could become addicting.
It was a sacrifice to cut up more of my dwindling fabric, but I think it was worth it.
I thought my little peeps were matching enough, but all in their own little style. I loved it, and they loved their Easter duds. If only the stars would align for me to get a good picture of all three of them...
Oh, here's a good one.
No wait, there's random people in the background! Arghmph!
That's okay though... that's what photoshop was invented for!
I'm now thinking of useful ways to use my cherished leftover fabrics!
I'm thinking a bag? A quilt? A bucket of fabric flowers? We'll see!
I'm linking up to Blue Cricket Design.