Today we’re welcoming Cherie of the blog you & mie, and she’s sharing an adorable holiday dress she made for her daughter using Confetti Sparkle (in stores now)! We got to meet Cherie at Quilt Market in Portland (photo evidence!), and she is the cutest. Take a look at what she made, below!
Hello! I’m Cherie from you & mie and I’m thrilled to be here on the Dear Stella blog today! I love sewing with Dear Stella fabrics and it’s been really fun getting to know some of the people working behind the scenes recently too! And when I saw their new Confetti Sparkle line I was in love. Who doesn’t want to add some gold sparkle to their life?
These fabrics are perfect for the holidays, or anything you want to add a little glitz to. The shine automatically ups the fancy factor a few notches. I knew immediately that I wanted to make some holiday dresses for my daughters, but I can also imagine these being used as part of a gorgeous table setting, like napkins, a table runner, even coasters, or maybe a Christmas tree skirt or a decorative quilted wall hanging!? And with the variety of colors, these fabrics can be used any time of year too. So. much. fun!
I used Confetti Sparkle in Navy for the dress I made my toddler. The pattern is the Hanami Dress by StraightGrain. The only changes I made to the pattern were adding piping along the collar and waistline and switching out the gathered skirt for a circle skirt (more twirlability for my three year old).
Originally I was going to make the whole dress in Confetti Sparkle, but I thought that might be too much bling for the eyes, so I flipped the bodice main and lining fabrics. Now the solid is on the outside, and the gold dots are on the inside for a little secret shimmer.
The fabric is really easy to sew with. I love that you can get a “fancy” look without the hassle of sewing with “fancy” fabrics that are often tricky to sew with. And I can make something that looks formal for my kids but still just throw it in the wash when things get messy. And they do get messy (keep reading for more on that below)!
The fabric has a bit more weight than other Dear Stella cottons I’ve worked with and I think it’s because of the gold dots. So this fabric will lend well to projects that require some structure. No wilty collars here! Also, a tip on pressing Confetti Sparkle fabric – be sure to press on the wrong side of the fabric, use a pressing cloth, or set your temp lower than normal! You don’t want to melt those darling dots.
Check out that sparkly twirl!
I also made a tiny dress for my 11 week old using Confetti Sparkle in Cream. I was planning on sharing that too, but she started spitting up all over the dress as I was trying to take photos! Trust me, it’s no accident I chose the cream color for her! So I’ll be sharing that dress next week on my blog, along with a top that I’m making for MYSELF too! Confetti Sparkle all the things!!
Here’s one pic I snapped before things got . . . interesting . . .
So be sure to come by my blog, you & mie, next week to see more projects with this fun fabric. And thank you so much for having me here, Dear Stella, and letting me play with your gorgeous fabric!!