When I asked Myra if she wanted a 100 day shirt, she told me no. Silly Mom! She wanted a dress, of course.
A pink and purple and lace dress. With sparkles.
As you wish.
I used a pattern from the latest Ottobre, 01/2014. It's a drop waist, drop shoulder, simple dress that I thought we be good for embellishment as well as comfortable on the playground.
The lace and bling are in the form of an applique, which is black nylon lace over the same purple jersey used for the bindings. I added 5mm hot fix crystals to write the "100" in a random assortment of coordinating stones.
The pockets were an afterthought addition. When I finished the dress, I felt like it needed something to tie the lace in to the design a little better. I polled the usual social media outlets, and a lace ruffle or pockets were suggested. I thought both would be cute (although I was leaning toward ruffle), so I asked Myra, who voted for pockets. I went for a girlie gathered and bound pocket.
Myra loves the pockets and I love how they tie in the lace applique. Myra's been filling them with important things like her seam gauge and pincushion.
I think this sweet dress (and Logan's shirt as well) are going to get worn long after 100 day. Yay!