We had so much fun creating this dress. It was one of those great designing sessions - 30 minutes and a series of back and forwards "What about...?" and we had come up with a concept that we both loved.
We love Dana's Circle Skirt tutorial and decided we wanted to use it to create a 1950s style gown. We aimed to make a dress that was glamorous but still child friendly and modern - a dress that an (almost) seven year old would love to wear.
We used shot cotton in a colour range from deep teal to the palest of blues. The shot cotton adds a depth of colour but still keeps it vaguely practical and the colour blocking adds to the dress's modern feel. We used a similar colour range in the tuille petticoat that gives the skirt some of its volume.
We continued the "circle theme" in our accessories. Madeleine's clutch is decorated with hand appliqued circles. We then covered lots (and lots) of buttons in the same colour range- to create a "necklace" that surrounds the neckline of the dress.We were very excited to find some turquoise silk ballet flats and added some covered buttons to these. The final touch is a simple but stylish button embellished headband.
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