Blush Fabrics + Sullivan Dress

Girl's Dress Pattern

When Dana from Made Everyday recently asked me if I’d like to sew with some of her new fabric line designs, Blush Fabrics, it only took me -.35seconds to say yes! Lola has recently outgrown almost all of her dresses, and I knew Dana’s retro-modern designs would be perfect for a new Sullivan Dress.

Girl's Dress PatternGirl's Dress Pattern When I looked through the design choices, it was hard to not choose the Cat Nap Pink, because I don’t know any little girl who wouldn’t die for a kitty dress, and Lola is no exception.

Girl's Dress Pattern

 

Girl's Dress Pattern

I chose the Hex Rose to coordinate, partly because I love how it looks with the Cat Nap, but also because I selfishly just really love the print! The pink, gold, and white are such a pretty combo and I love the modern geometric look.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

Lola is now measuring a size 4 in width and 5 in height, but I sewed a straight size 5 so that she’d have room to grow and also so Hattie would be able to wear the dress down the road as well (she’s proportionate width/height wise and often grows out of Lola’s dresses at the same time as Lola ;)). There isn’t a ton of ease drafted into the Sullivan Dress, so I knew the extra width would be fine.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

I love the feel of Art Gallery cottons – they are lightweight but crisp, if that makes any sense! I hadn’t sewn with any since I made Lola’s Butterfly Magrath Dress, but was reminded how nice they are to sew with.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

For this dress, I chose the knee length version. I was tempted to make a maxi length dress, but thought I should save that for a darker print to avoid stains. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so practically minded…

Girl's Dress Pattern

The pattern has both sleeveless and tulip sleeve options, but I obviously chose the tulip sleeves – I have to admit they’re my favorite and I love the simple detail that it adds to the design.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

I finished the dress with a gold/wood button for the back keyhole closure. My girls requested a purple button but I vetoed that idea ;).

Girl's Dress Pattern

Lola is thrilled with her new dress, and I know it will get worn every chance she has!

Girl's Dress PatternGirl's Dress PatternThere are also some knit and rayon options for Blush Fabrics, and they’re on my list to use next!

Girl's Dress PatternGirl's Dress Pattern

 

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