Peter Rabbit Dress

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

We celebrated Tandy's fourth birthday this past weekend with a Peter Rabbit themed party. About the time I was scheming up what I would create for a Peter Rabbit dress, Patty sent me the Modkid Charlotte pattern to test. I know sewing up a test pattern doesn't always yield perfect results with the first round, but I put my faith in Patty's great designs like I always do. It came together just as I envisioned. 

Speaking of my vision, anyone I polled about my brown dress with wood buttons idea did not have faith in the final look. I'm glad I remained a bit stubborn with this one, because I am thrilled with the result. I actually love a sweet little brown dress now!!

The pattern even includes side seam pockets.

And a simple tie in back. I used this Kaufman Interweave Chambray in brown. It didn't have a very soft drape, but it actually worked well for this dress. 

I love the bodice button detail, and especially those carrot buttons. The cuffs on the short sleeves are a nice touch too. 

 Peter Rabbit came together with a little free motion embroidery and a few strokes of fabric paint.

Of course, she needed a little nod to Peter's blue coat. The striped Aster cardigan was the perfect addition.

Stay tuned for all of the party details!! And, be sure to grab a copy of the Modkid Charlotte dress pattern. Oh, and it includes a jacket version, so go check it out.
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