It’s never too early to get ahead of holiday sewing, right!? I know, I know.. it’s not even Halloween yet, but I jumped ahead a few holidays and sewed up this adorable Valentines day dress for Maci!
The fun part about sewing custom fabric strike offs is that they always have to be ahead of the season. Between collecting pre-orders, having the fabric custom printed, shipped to the fabric seller, then cutting orders, and shipping them to customers.. they have to make sure the fabric will arrive in plenty of time before the season or holiday it’s intended for.
What that means for me, is that I have a project checked off my list about 4 months in advance! 🙂 One less thing for me to worry about in February!
This round of customs from Vintage Lace Prints is perfection. I am swooning over this shabby floral hearts print, called Cecilia Hearts. I had the opportunity to sew up the cotton-lycra version of this print, and it is so sweet and perfect for V-day! I adore everything about it – the florals, the colors, and the shabby wood background – it’s so pretty!
The only thing to make this even more perfect, is the Isla Infinity Dress & Tunic pattern from Simple Life Pattern Company. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the designer of SLPco, Katie, a couple times in real life – she’s super sweet and very talented!
The heart cut-out in the back bodice totally takes this dress to another level! This was my first time using this pattern and it won’t be my last. The construction was very well thought-out and the finished dress is just beautiful. It is also totally packed with options!
I chose to make the straight bodice with heart cut-out and the dress-length circle skirt. Oh, don’t let me forget to mention that it also has pockets. Maci always loves that!
Some of the other options include a plain back-bodice, a drop waist bodice, a gathered skirt, flutter sleeves, short sleeves, long sleeves, and top/tunic length. No wonder why it’s called the Isla Infinity dress! So many ways to change it up and create endless styles with this one pattern!
This fabric + this pdf pattern = match made in Valentine’s Day heaven!
Of course, Maci needed a matching accessory to finish off the outfit! I used this darling FREE pdf pattern, Barb’s Knit Headband, which is also from Simple Life Pattern Company. Join the SLPco Fan Group on Facebook to get the coupon code to make the headband pattern free! It was really quick to sew up, and was the perfect thing to use up some of the scraps of leftover fabric from the dress! The headband comes in several sizes, and I used the “Girl” sizing for Maci’s.
► This Valentine’s round from Vintage Lace Prints is currently on pre-order through October 30th, 2017. You can find this print, Cecilia Hearts, along with the others in this round → HERE.
► Isla Infinity Tunic & Dress PDF Pattern 2T-12 → HERE. Baby sizes → HERE.
► Barb’s Knit Headband Pattern (free with code in FB Group) → HERE.
► Solid pink skirt is stretch velvet and no longer available where I purchased it.
Get your pre-order in, grab this adorable pattern, and get a project checked off your list!