Twirly girl dress

The Bean loooooves her Joel Dewberry Heirloom dress. Like, A LOT. When she wears it, she gets really excited and calls herself a twirly girl. She wants more, and I want to maker her more, but I whipped out the first one in an hour of inspiration in the middle of the night back in August. At Sew Modern, a few days ago, she picked out fabrics for her next one, but I wanted to see if I could remember how I made the first one before I cut into new fabric. Luckily I have lots of scraps. So I made this one from a fat quarter of a cute Japanese owl print from Momen+ and 1.5 yards of excess Kona Elegance in crimson. I need to add buttons (I'm thinking 4, in a square), and see if it fits in the A.M., but at least I figured out the construction!

20111221-225954.jpgThat's the front, and here's the back:

20111221-230106.jpg ps: the artistic blur is thanks to my awesome kiddos playing with my phone.