Monday, February 2, 2015

Georgia Vintage Dress- Red Riding Hood Style


Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern Review- See my Red Riding Hood Version | www.justgrinandwearit.blogspot.com

I have hundreds of patterns and not nearly enough time to sew them all.  So I often add new patterns to my mental "To Sew Soon" list, and then forget about them when the next must-have pattern comes along.  But the Georgia Vintage Dress from The Cottage Mama had been at the top of my list for quite some time.  This past August, there was a contest in their FB group to sew up one of their patterns, so I took the opportunity and created this little beauty!

Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern Review- See my Red Riding Hood Version | www.justgrinandwearit.blogspot.com
 
I spent approximately 5 weeks (or maybe just 2 days, but that's still a ridiculously long time) choosing my fabrics and trims.  I'd been hoarding this Little Red Riding border print in the pink colorway for quite a while just waiting on the right project.  While I loved the border motif with the pink, I knew I wanted to pair it with red.  So I cut the cute pink with white polka dots portion off because I knew that the red gingham print was meant for this fabric.  I also knew I wanted to bring out the teal from the border print, so I decided to go with a teal bib and then add the lace hem tape to the bottom of the print.  The red satin sash and red shoes make everything pop.  I finished it off with a white Swiss dot for the collar, sleeves, and underskirt.  I adore how it all came together!
 
Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern Review- See my Red Riding Hood Version | www.justgrinandwearit.blogspot.com
 
Let's talk about the actual pattern.  It is made for sizes 6m- Girls 10.  There are options for making it with or without the bib, with or without the underskirt, and with or without the ruffle sleeve.  The PDF is 42 pages with pages 20- 48 being the pattern pieces.  There was a lot of cutting and assembling, so be prepared!  However, there is a chart containing the skirt measurements if you prefer to just cut those out according to the measurements and not print/use the pattern pieces.  It could save you some ink and paper ;)  Her pattern pieces contain grainlines, notches, and other markings, so you know exactly how the pieces should be cut and sewn together.  Each step in the tutorial is accompanied by a clear, color photo so you can see exactly what to do.  Also included are cutting layouts, measuring charts, a list of suggested fabrics and necessary notions, fabric requirements, and design inspiration photos. 
 
Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern Review- See my Red Riding Hood Version | www.justgrinandwearit.blogspot.com
 
The dress has been a HUGE hit every time she's worn it.  But if you were wondering if I placed in the contest, the answer is sadly no.  I was showcased as an honorable mention, though.  There were a lot of beautiful versions of this dress in the competition, so no hard feelings, haha!  And I loved the dress so much that I sewed up a version for my best friend's little girl using Michael Miller's Children at Play border print.  Maybe I can get her to send over a photo to share here.  It was just as gorgeous as this one :)   
 
Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern Review- See my Red Riding Hood Version | www.justgrinandwearit.blogspot.com

 
Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern Review- See my Red Riding Hood Version | www.justgrinandwearit.blogspot.com

 
Photographs courtesy of Leigh Ann Goodin Photography

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26 comments:

  1. OMG her dress is so precious. I love all the colors and the laces you chose.

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    1. Thank you! It's good to know all that hard work paid off, lol!

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  2. Just beautiful! I love the color combo. You did a fabulous job.

    suzy

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  3. How beautiful is that dress! I love the Red Riding Hood theme. It reminds me of the dresses my Mom always made for me when I was little. Thanks for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again this Monday!

    Love Bethany from The Southern Couture

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    1. My mother wasn't a sewist, so I don't have any fun memories of handmade clothing. But I hope I'm able to create some sweet memories for my little one. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. That is an adorable dress and those matching shoes are just perfect!! You have a beautiful model there!

    Thanks for linking up at Inspire Me Mondays!

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    1. I appreciate that! Thanks so much for stopping by <3

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  5. Your model is totally rocking your creation. It turned out brialliantly.

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    1. I'm thankful she cooperates MOST of the time ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! I appreciate that :)

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  7. Super cute! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Oh, that's fantastic! Thank you so much!!

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  8. This is just adorable!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark last week. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow - the party starts at 6am EST :)

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for hosting!!

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  9. How adorable! Your little model is so cute. Thank you so much Kayla for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'll be featuring this at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again soon.

    Anne xx

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    1. Anne, how exciting! This is my first time being featured, woohoo!! Just linked up my latest post. Thanks so much for hosting!!!

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  10. Oh my, that is so sweet! Well worth the five weeks spent choosing the materials! And if you didn't win, how amazingly gorgeous must the winner have been to beat out your dress! Makes me wish I had girls to sew for again. Sewing for boys is just not the same.

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    1. Jayne, I sooo appreciate your sweet words! I have an older son, and you're right- it's just not the same! I don't know what I'll do with myself when baby girl gets bigger!

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    2. I just finished making something for a a girl's birthday party that my son was going to. And luckily my other son is going to a girl's party next week as well. That should get some of my girly making happiness sorted out!

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    3. Oh, I bet those little ladies will love receiving a handmade gift from you :)

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  11. What a BEAUTIFUL dress!!! The combination of fabrics is perfect. Choosing my fabric can sometimes take as long as the actual sewing.

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    1. Pam, THANK YOU!! I'm so excited! And I agree that the planning stage can consume the whole project, lol!

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  12. Such a lovely dress. Thank you for sharing :)
    Roopini
    Let's Make It Lovely

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Thanks for taking a moment to let me know I'm not just writing to myself in blog land :)