I made the Adelaide dress from Violette Field Threads for Brynn to wear at Thanksgiving this year. The pattern is so adorable and classic and I had way too much fun with this photo shoot. So I’m warning you ahead of time that this post is overloaded with photos.
I bought the floral Swiss dot fabric from Jo-Ann’s, Brynn’s favorite place. She’s at the age now where taking her shopping has become a great form of exercise. My favorite is when she does the dive and drop in your arms…you know the one where your trying to carry a couple things and all of a sudden you’re holding a 25 pound kid upside down in your arms so she can get down. So then she’s loose on the ground and she has a blast…picking out buttons for me, and thread…or leading me at a healthy jog up and down the aisles. But don’t even think about strapping her in the cart. She’s pretty vocal about what she thinks of that.
But back to the dress. I modified the Adelaide pattern so that it had a pleated front and I also made the bottom trim the width of the skirt instead of making it a gathered bubble skirt.
One of the main reasons I bought this pattern was because of the back. So adorable! I added a lace-edged bias tape to the sleeves and also to the bottom trim. It happened to match some fabric I had on hand perfectly, which never seems to happen! It’s kind of sad how excited these things make me.
Brynn loves to play pretend. Every day we have to have a pretend meal with her play kitchen. I love this age where kids start to become little adults. It’s so funny when she imitates people. Today she was looking through books and told me to come sit next to her and she wanted me to read a book too, so for about a half an hour we sat there “reading” books. If I leaned back in the seat, she had to lean back, if I crossed my legs, she tried to do the same. It ended up more like holding one leg up in the air…and when I laughed, she would start laughing with me.
So that is my Adelaide dress. I’ll definitely be making more!