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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Emie Dress - PR&P Signature Look

Well, I'm a day late and a dollar short - Project Run and Play "Signature Style" was due yesterday but we had a really busy week and the only sewing I got done was for custom orders (yay for me!)

I knew when I was planning for the signature style that I wanted to use this dress pattern in some adorable fabric I ordered.  I plan to make Eva Mae's spring wardrobe out of these prints (I have a few others that are adorable and in the yellow/pink tones.)

The dress designer/pattern maker is Rachel Knoblich of Little Bird Lane

I found out about Rachel through a customer!  A local mom that I've made some ruffle pants and applique tees sent me Rachel's etsy store link asking if I could make this dress for her daughter in some blue and black material that she bought.  I messaged Rachel and she was SOOOOOO kind to let me try out her pattern and post it on the blog!

I wanted to sew a dress for Eva Mae first before I began the dress for my customer.  I just love how it turned out!  I'll post more pictures of the pattern when I finish little Abagail's dress!

Rachel did a great job explaining each step of the dress construction!  

The options for the dress are a bodice ruffle, apron, pockets and bottom contrasting trim.

For my dress I only did the apron but I modified it with a bottom band on the apron and added ribbon.

Here's the back

I really liked the under arm casings and it was easy to put together - not as easy as doing a simple lined bodice with gathered skirt, but I like the look of the extra detail!

And the shoulder ties are so cute!  I love shoulder ties! :) See here.....and here......and here!
Thank you Rachel!!!

I also think it's my signature style of dress because of the fabrics.  For some reason I'm drawn to either pinks with teal or yellows with red and blue!

 I told Nick it was funny - the skirt fabric was bought at Stitcher's Garden a year ago to make this dress (look how little she is!!!)

The top of the bodice and the skirt fabric were bought last week when had a sale on Riley Blake!
I definitely like the boutique clothes look similar to Matilda Jane and Persnickety when I make clothes for my little girl!!!  (Although I can't wrap my head around why moms like to wear Matilda Jane too.....I have seen some things that are cute but I've also seen some things that moms just should not wear!!!!  Sorry, you won't see me around town in a pair of ruffle pants!)

And before I sign off, I wanted to show you my new hanger!!!
Pick Your Plum had a deal where you could get a personalized hanger engraved on wood!  I love it!  I think it adds that extra whimsy that I love when I'm displaying the kids clothes I love to sew!!!

Thank you for stopping by!  I'll be linking this post up all week and would love for you to become a new follower of my blog!  On the right side you can click to follow with Google Friend Connect or your RSS reader! :)  Good luck to all the ladies in the Project Run and Play competition!!!  I have loved visiting your blogs and seeing all your creativity!

Sewing Mama RaeAnna Blog


  1. The dress is so beautiful, and it's awesome that you got the pattern in exchange for a blog post. Go youuuu, go youuu!

  2. It is so pretty and I love the hangers!

  3. Thankyou for the wonderful review. I love the fabrics you picked and how the dress turned out. Your little girl is simply darling. Rachel (littlebirdlane)

  4. Yea for finishing (and doing a blog post about it)!!!! You were indeed missed in the PR&P linky party....Red, yellow, and teals are always a fun color combination....

  5. This is such a cute dress RaeAnna! I love it!

  6. Eva Mae certainly seems to like it! Those fabrics are so pretty and colorful and look amazing on her.

  7. Super sweet dress. I love that the inside lining is a cute fabric too!

  8. I found you from Sew Can Do. This is beautiful. I am pinning it to my little girl Pinterest. Read my post on Teaching Yourself to Sew.

  9. This is so adorable Rae Anna! FDo I spy a bit i=of Liberty fabric on the hem of the apron? I love your fabric combinations. So happy!

  10. Very pretty dress and adorable model! I love your fabric combinations.

  11. Oh my Rae Anna, that is adorable1 the fabrics you chose are perfect....!
    hugs x

  12. Super cute dresses! I love the fabric, so whimsical :o)I host a Tuesday Link party that is still open one more day... but would love for you to come link up next week too :o)

  13. what a sweet dress - I love the apron, and the fabric combination makes it so boutique chic! Great job!!!

  14. I absolutely LOVE this little dress! Thanks for sharing!

    I would like to invite you to my linky party Thrifty Thursday!

    Hope to see you there!


  15. Beautiful fabric combinations and a beautiful dress, RaeAnna.

  16. I bought this dress and received it perfect! Loved the dress, it came exactly as pictured, beautiful embroidery, excellent finish. Recommend the dresses you have here.
    Kate Spade sandals



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