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My (second) Firecracker dress

About a week ago, I have posted about the latest dress pattern I've tested, and have shared the test version of the dress I made. I thought it made a perfect gift for my two nieces. That first one, was meant for the little one and this one I made for the big niece, who's turning 7, next month. 

If it wasn't for the stripes you couldn't tell front from back in this dress, and I don't think it looks half as cute without a model on it, so I can't wait to see L. wearing it and check fit and everything. For the first Firecracker I made, I used the same fabric for the entire piece, but this time I played with contrasts. 

Last time my niece came to visit, I showed her my fabric stash and allowed her to pick 4 of her favourite fabrics so I had room to play with matching them, or even to mix because of the amount I might or might not have available from her picks. This flower print fabric was her first choice, and all the other 3 were in the same line... meaning, they wouldn't stand out at all if I used them together. 

She had no idea what the fabric was for but she played along. I ended up picking this blue linen (from my stash too, of course) to complete the choices for this dress. I had used this combination of fabrics before (in slings I've never blogged about) so I knew for sure, they would work pretty well. Now I just can't wait to meet my niece and give her the new dress. I wonder if she will recognised the fabric she chose and if she'll like it. 


  1. Adoro ! É para a sobrinha mais crescida? Da tua mana? Adoro ver as meninas mais crescidas com vestidinhos assim. Os contrastes ficam muito bem. Beijinhos

    1. É pois! Também só tenho duas, né? Ainda não estive com ela para lho dar, mas acho que vai gostar... tem sido a minha melhor "destinatária", gosta sempre de tudo! hehehe

  2. Tão giro! Gostei imenso do primeiro que fizeste e esta combinação também ficou o máximo! O pormenor das alças deste vestido é uma delicia :)
    Vão ficar as duas umas princesas com os vestidinhos novos (e claro está, uma tia super babada, lol).

    1. Obrigado Sofia. Ainda não vi as princesas com os vestidos mas mal posso esperar. Gostei muito de vê-los feitos, ao vivo, pois fiquei reticente qd vi a 1ª foto do vestido. Ainda bem que a oportunidade de o testar pessoalmente me fez mudar de ideias.

  3. Beautiful! I'm loving all of these firecracker dresses, too bad I don't have a girl around to sew for.

  4. Such a cute dress!! Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Sews at PiePie Designs!

  5. I love how the straps also create stripe details over the bodice. Super cute!

  6. Darling. Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursdays!


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