Linen is my favorite fabric to work with these days. Vintage linen, fine quality new linen, linen blends. I also love ruffles – they are just so dressy and fun. You can add a ruffle to almost anything for a little touch of feminine bling. So when I received a message a couple of weeks ago from a lady wanting linen and ruffles I was, of course, delighted! She had seen this dress in my etsy shop and she wanted one like it in a tan linen, and she wanted the dark grey leggings to go with it.
I was thrilled with her eye for a great looking outfit – I am in love with these colors together. My girlies just may have to have this combination for Christmas dresses.
My friend who made the original pattern had to scramble to get me a pattern a couple of sizes bigger. I did check with her first before I took on the project! She came through with flying colors – a great pattern that went together beautifully and looks just darling.
Still using my ribbon labels but the supply is dwindling rapidly. Time to order some new clothing tags!
I did get some size tags ordered for my ruffled leggings. So much handier for me and the Mama’s who put them on their little girls!
For the back of this one I added buttons instead of a zipper. I didn’t have a zipper on hand, and I forgot to add the seam allowance to the center back. So I added a placket and buttons. And I really love the look – goes well with the linen.
I packed it up and shipped it off with about a day to spare. They needed it by the 31st and it should be there by the 30th. Priority Mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. That will usually make them take good care of it!
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