Today we are showing you our version of the Secret Garden Dress. Rachel requested a special dress that M could wear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday. What a perfect solution. Because M is tall and lean, I made a size 3 with added length. That is working well for us and we felt it would give us plenty of wiggle room to last through the winter holiday season.
This dress is beautifully designed and the back flounce makes it one of a kind. It’s construction is a little more complicated, so carefully read and follow the directions. Everything about it appeals to the girlyness in M. M has also decided that she likes sweaters, which is good because it will be cold by Thanksgiving and this dress is sleeveless.
The pattern allows for you to be as creative or conservative as you want with your fabric choices. I have enjoyed seeing how each person that sews this dress makes it their own.
We chose a solid cranberry fabric for the main dress and a soft plaid for the contrast. The even better part is that both fabrics were on the mega clearance table!
The fabrics are both rather soft and probably lessen the effect of the flounce, but I know M will love the dress and wear it happily. I must admit I was a little worried that the cranberry color would run, but no bleeding during the pre-wash. These fabrics washed up well, which in our world is also important, because after the holiday I am sure this dress will make it into the regular rotation.
The skirt is full and allows for plenty of spin. You can get your pattern HERE. You can use the code “SGTOUR25” to save 25%. Be sure you visit the other blogs and see how each turned this lovely pattern into their own creation.
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This pattern was provided to us free of charge as part of the tour.