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All time fave

I have an all time favourite fabric.  I've loved it for years.  It's a shirt weight swiss cotton in the most wonderful red that can also read as a pink, depending on what you put it with.

Summer dress

I've used it in quilts, and in Townmouse ranges past.  It's frightfully expensive so most of the time I've used it sparingly - to trim a neckline, for example.

E-mail_hero Sadly the fabric is no longer available from the wholesaler. 

I've even tried to have it replicated by a shirting fabric mill in Turkey.  But they couldn't match the perfect colour.

Now I'm left with only the smallest remnants in my stash.  No piece is too small to keep for a future applique, quilt block or trim.

I had just enough to make this dress for Adelaide.  It's a size 0, so will fit her this coming summer.  I have a little ruffled bikini bottom in the same fabric that she can wear under it to cover her nappy.

Summer dress detail



The colour of that fabric is indeed divine (as is the dress!).


How sweet Kristine, maybe she can wear it the next summer over 3/4 pants too!


so beautiful - I love that colour!

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So cute!


i love that colour too. lovely that you have some left for your own daughter!


What a shame the fabric is no longer available. The dress is gorgeous!


Oh, doesn't that just drive you nuts? I hate it when I run out of a favorite fabric. Cute, cute little dress for Adelaide!


too adorably sweet! love the colour and the dress...what a lucky little lady!



Oh it's so sweet Kris. Lovely that you've been able to make such a pretty little dress for Adelaide to remember your fave fabric by.

I hope, as Kerry says, that you'll be able to squeeze another year out of it.

Have a super week.

 Jean C.

Wonderful color... a good way to continue to enjoy a fav dress/material etc... when it's made up and grown out of... is to put it onto a favorite doll! That way it will be loved for years to come! I also really like the print dress... beautiful with that too! The little girl in the picture is lovely... soo sweet!


I love those sleeves! My 15mth old daughter has a Zara dress that my sister bought in Spain and it looks similar to the one you have made for Adelaide. I am going to be sad when she grows out of it because it is just adorable.

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