When the owner of a fabric store asks you if you would like to blog about something you made using one of her fabrics, what do you answer? Yes! Who would say no to free fabric right?! Also, why not help her promote her store a little. When a store has good costumer service, there is nothing wrong with promoting them a little (my opinion). So there you have it. The fabric in this post was chosen by me and given to me by Valerie from Hotstof.
The fabric I choose is the blue version of the horse fabric from Mies en Moos (sold out). There is also a light blue fabric with dark blue horses available. The listing of the fabric I choose says it is blue but I feel the color changes when lighting changes. In darker lighting it looks black and when it is lighter outside is it blue. But at times I did think it looks deep purple.
Because the fabric is sponsored and I did not want to mess up I choose to sew up a pattern I can sew up half a sleep. Plus, the dress I made my little diva last year is too short now so she needed a new one anyway. I choose the Omni Tempore pattern and lengthened it to dress length. To define the length I needed to add, I layed my pattern piece on top of the Amare dress and measured the length I needed to add to get to that length. Then I took off just a little more than the height of the waistband.
Because of the color of the fabric it was hard to find a matching solid for the sleeve cuff, waistband, and pocket. So I used a little trick I saw one of my fellow Dutch bloggers do before and turned the fabric inside out.
I am still so much in love with the hood on this pattern. It looks warm and comfortable.
I think this dress will get a lot of wearing time. Not only is it comfortable, it has horses. My little diva loves her horses. They go with her everywhere she goes. And now they match her outfit….
One more picture of the little diva! Her horses are now sleeping in the wooden doll carriage…. Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal?
One more little fact about Hotstof for my Belgium followers. This week they wil have a stand at de Vitrne in Brugge.