The Strawberry Feliz
I believe that Spring finally may have arrived here in my little corner of Minnesota. A week a ago we were dealing with a prediction of 7-10 inches of snow, but only two days later it was 65 and sunny. Gotta love the upper midwest. :)
I was finally able to get out and get some pictures of some of my UFO's that I have finally been able to finish! These little dresses have been in the works for well over a year. They were the projects that I never finished before being distracted by something "shiny". LOL
First up is this little dress.
Farbenmix "Feliz" dress pattern that was popular a few years ago. Unfortunately, the individual pattern is no longer in print. It can only be found in the book "Sewing Clothes Kids Love." I have to say that this is my all time favorite little girl's dress pattern. I have made about 15 or 16 of them now and I have it down to about 12-15 hours worth of sewing time depending on if there is any appliqué included or not. My first "Feliz" took A LOT longer. :) I have only made one of them which did not include the ruffles in the back. I think the ruffles are what I love most about it!
For this one I decided to change it up a bit. I only did a single layer instead of making an underdress and an overdress. I omitted the overdress. The original pattern calls for elastic across the back and also has ties that tie in the back. I changed it up a little by putting the elastic on the sides as well as the ties.
I was able to use trim that I already had in my stash, so that was a bonus, too. This beaded eyelet was a perfect fit for across the front, and I had just enough eyelet trim for the skirt as well.
I just LOVE how it turned out. This sweet strawberry fabric makes me think of summertime and picnics! Both of which I am well ready for this year after such a loooonnnngggg winter!