A Floral Fairy Tale

Ava’s Birthday has come and gone. I now have a 4 year old…scary! Here’s a fun fact for you all, Ava was born on Valentines day!


Every year I like to throw her a fun backyard birthday party. This year the theme was floral. I just knew I had to pull out all the stops and make her a fun birthday dress that went along with the theme. Enter: Oliver + S’s Fairy Tale Dress pattern. I decided to go with a fusion of view A and B, tulip Sleeves, no collar and a huge bow sash.


I really wanted to take my time with this one. More often then not I like to finish a garment in one sitting, which i feel like always ends up leading to sleep deprivation! Knowing that this has a 3 out of 4 difficulty rating, I wanted to make sure i didnt sacrifice quality for a sewing marathon.


I really enjoyed the process though and even added a double layer of crinolin between the lining and the outer skirt for extra fullness. The fabric is a pastel floral from Philip Jacobs. I decided to make the bow sash in a graphic black and white stripe, definitely a risk but I LOVED the way it brought a fun juxtaposition to it all!


A fun challenging sew that was worth the extra effort. The perfect party dress pattern, fit for a princess!


2 thoughts on “A Floral Fairy Tale”

  1. The dress is stunning but that bow! Be still my beating heart.
    Well done Darling, its beautiful.
    (My Liddy was born 7 minutes before Valentines day, I wanted to hand on but I couldn’t)

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