Today we look at the Sweet Peony Dress by Ruby Jean's Closet. While this dress is comfy to wear, the texture of the flowers makes it feel like a work of art to me!
Check out Ellen's beautiful creation....
This dress isn't my first from Ruby Jean's Closet. I also made (and love) the Uptown Girl Dress (below).
This dress was a very easy sew. Directions are actually right on top of photos for each step!
The dress pattern is from 12m-10. File is 38 pages long, with only 12 pattern pages to print! I love how you make a casing using double fold bias tape and then insert elastic for the neck, chest, and sleeves. I thought it was very fun to do this for some reason!
I made a size 6 for my 6 year old and fit was spot on. I used some blue fabric I got at a thrift store for this dress. $1 for 2yds!!!! It's very lightweight, and cotton I guess with a linen like weave. I just knew it would be perfect for this dress with my daughter's beautiful blue eyes.
Each sleeve has 7 groups of flowers and 3 on the front.
I made each 3 layer flower cluster with two layers of the aqua material and the middle layer from leftover plaid material. I love how it makes the flowers a bit more interesting. I love the end look, but next time I might do a few less clusters to make it less poufy, but I really do love the look.
I added my fabric name tag to the back.
I made a matching flower cluster for a headband, adding beads to the center. I think when I make the next dress, that I will add beads to the flowers on the front of the dress and my daughter agreed!
Having fun on our photo shoot.
My son had to get in there too, my daughter just adores her big brother and he helps get her to smile for real, not the lovely fake smile.
I think this is a comfy dress that can be dressed up or down. I could definitely see it for a wedding, with the dress in linen and the flowers in matching layers of tulle and satin. I made satin flowers by melting the edges here and think they would look amazing. Not sure how well they would wash...
Or for fall- the dress in a plaid fabric with matching solid flowers would be lovely.