I was lucky enough to be involved in the Simple Life Pattern Co. special occasion dress blog tour last year. It was so fun to make a fancy dress for my daughter that she’s enjoyed all year long. That Paisley has been worn so much and it’s about time to retire it. This year we went a little more fancy.
We have a tradition of going to the symphony every year around Christmas. Our local symphony does one that the kids can enjoy that includes many of the favorite Christmas songs. I love making her a fancy dress every year that she can wear to the symphony. This year, I made the Mila dress from SLPco.
I will be honest that I saw a similar dress on the Mila listing and new that it would make the most beautiful dress. Tiffany, from Pieces of Joy, created an awesome dress and it was my inspiration for this gorgeous Mila. Hart’s Fabrics was generous enough to sponsor this tour and I found this wonderful rosette fabric and satin in black.
When I was preparing to cut the skirt, I noticed that the selvedge edge had a great mesh/tulle and that since the rosettes were sewn on, I decided to leave the rosettes how they were and trim the tulle to create a scalloped hem without any real work.
The big bow on the back adds to the gorgeous splendor of this dress. It creates such a fancy and delicate look to such a wonderful pattern. The tulip sleeves give the dress such a fun detail.
During the tour, all of the patterns over at Simple Life are currently 30% off (with the exception of the new Betty dress) with the code FALLINTOSLPCO. They’re also doing a couple of giveaways by entering the Rafflecopter link below. So, don’t let the sale get away from you. Grab a cute pattern to sew up for your girl for the holidays!
Don’t forget to check out all the other lovely dresses that the other bloggers have put together using SLPco’s beautiful patterns!