Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Miss Milly meets Anna Elise - a Freebie and a Sale from Pink Fig Designs

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We have some very exciting news that we've been dying to share with you all.  You may have noticed on our Make It Mine graphic that we have Pink Fig Designs listed as one of our sponsors and yet we haven't mentioned anything about Chelsea Andersen or her patterns, Pink Fig Designs.

The exciting news is that we have another FREEBIE for you courtesy of Chelsea Andersen!  For the next week, if you join our Facebook Group, Whimsical Fabric & Me, you will be able to download the adorable Miss Milly Apron Dress PDF Pattern by Pink Fig for FREE!
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In addition, all of Chelsea's Pink Fig PDF Patterns are marked 30% off on our site through the remainder of the Challenge! It's a GREAT time to stock up.

There is even more awesome news!  Every..Single..Person who enters the Make It Mine Challenge will receive a coupon code good for 1 FREE Pink Fig PDF Pattern of their choice from Whimsical Fabric!  Don't you just love it when everyone wins?  I do!!

So, more about Miss Milly.  I really love this sweet little pattern and just adore it made up in the Anna Elise fabric by BariJ.
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For the bodice of the dress I used the Let It Be in Breeze.  I love the colors in this fabric! Turquoise and Purple are favorites here.  And how about those guitars?  So adorable.
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I chose the Encolureful and Pretty for the skirt front and dress back.  It's some of the most gorgeous fabric I've worked with lately and Sydney went crazy over the horses.
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I wanted a hem band to add a pop of color, but I didn't want it competing with the beautiful horse fabric so I decided to make a much narrower hem band than the pattern called for.  I used the delicate floral called Wind Melody in Soft for the hem band.  It added just the perfect amount of color.
I made my hem band much narrower than the pattern calls for.
 The guitars on the bodice fabric have a chevron print to them so I decided to use the Riley Blake Teal Chevron Buttons we stock in the shop.  I also added the Mauve Herringbone Twill Ribbon to the waist seam.  Love that pop of purple and it's a perfect match!
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To finish off the look we opted for a comfy 100% cotton Triple Ruffle Tee in brown.  Yup, you guessed it, we stock those on the site too!  They are awesome quality and super cute.
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I really enjoyed sewing the Miss Milly.  The only part that might be even remotely challenging would be the side tabs.  I sewed a little box (with an X in the center) at the bottom of my tabs just to make sure they were really secure and wouldn't rip if Sydney pulled to hard.
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 I also decided to serge my side seam allowances on the dress front and back before sewing the side seams together.  With the tabs on the side, I think it just makes it easier to finish the edges if you do it before sewing the side seams.

The pattern recommends buttons or snaps for the side tabs.  I was afraid Sydney might accidentally rip buttons off if I used them, so we used KAM snaps instead.  They worked out great and she loves the ease of the snaps.
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I hope you enjoy making a Miss Milly as much as I did.  Please make sure to share you creations on our Facebook Group, Whimsical Fabric & Me.  We would appreciate it if you also shared our group and website with all your sewing friends and family.  Thanks so much!
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Happy Creating!
Danielle Storm 

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