Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Heidi & Finn Colorblocked Dress

Elena is really into dresses lately, and I am taking full advantage because I know this is a short phase. My older daughter was the same way - nothing but skirts and dresses when she was 3 and 4. Then she turned 5 and didn't want to wear dresses again until she was about 11. Dresses are so great in summer anyway.

This dress is made using Heidi & Finn's Colorblock Dress in a 2T with no modifications at all. The blue top fabric and brown bottom fabric are cottons from my inherited stash. The center floral came from the thrift store 2 weeks ago. I have about 3 more yards of it so I'm sure you'll see more of it. It's so soft and sweet. The scrap of trim was also inherited, as was the white flower button on the back. So this dress cost maybe 30 cents. Love, love, love it. 

 This is a nice simple pattern that gives great results. There is nothing at all complicated, and it takes no time at all to sew it. Probably an hour if you take out the constant interruptions I always have.
She didn't think the daisies smelled very good.
Time to dance.

Thanks for stopping by. I am almost done with the modified Greenpoint Cardigan I mentioned. That should be here tomorrow I hope. I wonder if my little model will be so cooperative again. Fingers crossed.


  1. What a great dress for the summer - it has such a cool vintage vibe. I didn't know about Heidi and Finn patterns before , but I just checked them out, thanks to your post, and I really love what they have to offer. Did you find the pattern to be as well written as an Oliver+S (if you've made those) or other independent pattern company? I'd love to know what your thoughts were. (btw - I am visiting through Inspire Us Thursdays)

  2. Precious. I love your fabric combinations!

  3. This dress is so cute! I love how you mixed the prints and colours.


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