Take One Dress

A while ago I was one of the participants in the Take One Dress series. Today, I am bringing my post home, because Victoria posted her version of the inspiration dress I gave her. It's so cool what she did, I Love it. Go check it out. :) 

The dress for me was chosen by Laura of Behind the Hedgerow. I love the bright colors and the simple, kid friendly silhouette of the dress.
I loved the colors of the original dress, but couldn't quite find the right fabric. Nothing really spoke to me, until I looked through my stash and found beautiful linen by Anna Maria Horner. I loved the color palette. It also seemed to go very well with the gorgeous fall weather we had. 

I wanted to keep the A-line silhouette of the inspiration dress. My original plan was to keep the long sleeves as well. Unfortunately, I only had one yard of fabric to work with, so long sleeves were not an option. The pattern, slightly modified,  came from the 6/2013 issue of Ottbore magazine. I love Ottobre! The fit is always spot on, the designs are interesting and kid friendly. This particular issue might be my all time favorite, so many awesome patterns.

Ania loves it! She wore it to school it a few times paired with striped tights in rainbow colors and patterned leather boots. Add bigger then life personality and a mop of curly hair to that and it's quintessential Ania.

Here is what I have chosen for Victoria.  I love everything about this dress (well, besides the price). I like the mix of slightly preppy and slightly whimsical.  It's practical and fun. I also have a soft spot for border prints, show me a good border print fabric and I am in love (here is a similar dress I made for Ania last year) . :) Can't wait to see your interpretation Victoria! Good luck. :) Thank you so much for inviting me! 


  1. I saw your dress at Victoria's blog, I loved it but I'm afraid I didn't comment... Well, let's do it now! Olga, what a gorgeous dress! A-line dresses are my favorites and this fabric is gorgeous!
    And the dress you picked is a true gem. Heading over As it Seams to comment Victoria's dress right now!

  2. wow!! that fabric and dress AND model are all gorgeous!!! Lovely photos!!!

  3. Love the fabric! Love.Your solution is great pairing of fabric and pattern (and model).

  4. This is beautiful! I have always admired this fabric, and it pairs perfectly with the dress!


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