Dressing in Butterflies…

Sometimes I have 10,000 things to do, and yet I find an entire morning to spend sewing a dress. That’s how inspiration is, though, you know. When it hits you must be in-tune to it. That’s what happened with THIS little dress. 
Several weeks ago, Kristen at Skirt as Top posted an Instagram photo of her little wearing a dress she had made for her. I fell in love with the fabric all over again. You see, I had seen the fabric, and played around with the idea of using it for a piece of clothing but never knew how it would look, exactly.
After seeing that dress, I knew it could be done. What I didn’t know was whether or not I would look like a four-year-old…
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Dress: Handmade, Patterh: Shift Dress Pattern, Fabric: Anna Maria Horner Linen // Necklace: Caroline G. Shop // Shoes: Modcloth
I think that I, in fact, didn’t look like a four-year-old and ended up wearing it to my 25th Birthday dinner celebration! 
I used The Shift Dress pattern and altered it a little (left off the sleeves, graded them in and made the neckline a little tiny bit lower) and I love how it turned out. I even took the time to line up the butterflies down the middle from AND middle back.. oh yes! 😉
What have you been sewing lately? Ever been inspired by children’s clothing to make you own?

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7 thoughts on “Dressing in Butterflies…

  1. I so wish I could wear my daughter’s clothes. She is actually four. She can get away with so many adorable things! This is a beautiful dress and in NO way does it make you look like a child. It’s beautiful.

  2. This dress is gorgeous!! I LOVE the butterflies. So awesome that a print can look cute on a child and all grown up for an adult! Pinning this to my sewing for me inspiration board :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

  3. Such a pretty dress! I love that fabric too and after seeing your dress I think I want to make something for myself with it instead of my five year old daughter! Looks great on you!!

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