Thursday, June 20, 2013

Edelweiss Dress Blog Tour



Today is my turn to show off the Edelweiss top I made Ava!
The pattern is called the Edelweiss Dress from Hey June by Adrianna over at Crafterhours
That woman is funny and sooo talented and inspiring but really it's the funny that I love the most! I know if we lived in the same place we'd be BFF's. I found Adrianna and her blogging sista, Susan, through my coworkers at the fabric store in Stuttgart. I can't remember where they were living but it was also in Europe! Americans in Europe; we search each other out! At that point I had only been in Germany for a couple of years and was soooo excited to "meet" other American bloggers overseas.  
So anyway, she had posted this dress and I immediately searched to see if I could buy the pattern. It wasn't out yet but she then said she needed testers and I (like the other ladies who wanted to test it) eagerly said I would LOVE to give it a go! I think this dress had me at the ruffles. And the fabrics she chose (here's the original that I fell in love with) were so adorable. As you can see I was inspired by her choices and made mine out of Anna Maria Horner Voile. It's perfect for voile. The little straps...sigh. they are sooo dainty and adorable on Ava's hairy shoulders and back...

I did not put the buttons on yet. I couldn't decide on straight in the back or criss-crossed and we had one beautiful day last week so I jumped at the chance to take the photos in pretty sunny weather not knowing it was going to be in the upper 90's this week. I think the criss-cross straps win. 
The bodice is lined in the same voile as the straps and I think I made a size 4/5? or Just 5? I can't remember how the sizing goes.. but it was super easy to make. I love how Adrianna writes her patterns. 
Below: I had to show this side underarm fat photo (and her dry skin). 
She was so done with me taking photos.
I opted to make the tunic version and not the dress because Ava is ....messy and the dress would get snagged on stuff and I just liked it with shorts. After this photo shoot she got on the trampoline and ripped part of the top where the safety pins are..
of course she did. 
I am sooooo in love with this top and want one in my size. Thank you Adrianna for letting me test your awesome pattern and for keeping me entertained and inspired with your blog:)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

So cute! I like the tunic version so much...and chunky baby under arms...LOVE :)JennyBean

crafterhours said...

I want to sing a love song to this version, seriously. You are so beautiful...to me.....

ok that was awkward, moving on. Thank you SO so much for all your work testing this and for joining the tour. Oh, and um, for naming the pattern itself :)

dandeliondrift said...

This tunic is be-u-ti-ful! I love it. I am going to cut into my pattern this weekend and I a loving all of this inspiration!

Corinnea said...

Perfection as usual! Both the dress and that girl. I love the way you put your fabrics together.

gail said...

gorgeous fabric selection! so bright and cheery and juicy!! lovely :)

Kelly's Korner said...

So nice Jennifer! I really like how you used that center square. And I totally agree with the awesome things Adrianna said about you on her blog! ;)

OnceUpona Sew said...

So pretty! Love your center panel.

thatmoxiegirl said...

Gorgeousness! I want one in my size too!

Golflunla said...

Lovely. The pattern is cute and your selection of fabrics is perfect!

jeifner said...

It is so charming :)

DKB said...

Great fabric combo. Oh why didn't I buy any of those AMH panels?

kristin said...

Ahhhhh AMH voile - it's so perfect. LOVE this version and the crisscross straps! High five, tour buddy!

Jocelyn Clarin Richards said...

Oh, MAN!!! I love this dress. Quit making me jealous that you have/make all this cute stuff!!!

Carolyn said...

Your fabric choice was perfect for this dress! It's gorgeous!!

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

Ooo!!! Great choice in fabric! I prefer the criss-cross version. And I'm lovin' the pic of her underarm fat! poor Ava... she is so over the photoshoot.

Katelyn R. said...

You always make the prettiest things. I love that you used the voile panel for it... it's perfect.

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