Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Delightful Destina

Pattern: Farbenmix Destina. I've loved the look of this pattern from the very first time that I saw it. It's one of those patterns that is just made for mixing fabrics.

Fabrics: assorted Stenzo and Hilco poplins. I had originally thought this dress would be more pink, but when I laid out the fabrics this was the combination that came together.

I dug into my stash and used some ribbon, and I used my snap press to put snaps on the front.  I asked Moo her preference, and she chose snaps.

Size 134/140, so it should fit Missy Moo for ages. I'm thinking a pair of leggings in campan or campante will come along soon to go with the dress.

Excuse the expression on her face. It was bright to her eyes since the lounge lizard has been inside all day.



Moo wanted a Farbenmix tag sewn on.  I have a little collection of them from the patterns that I've purchased.  She looks through them every so often.  Of course she picked the one where I only had one, and I wanted it for myself.  I think she has a sixth sense about those things!

I just noticed that you can see the topstitching quite well in this photos.  I happened to find a spool of turquoise topstitching thread which I used for all of the topstitching.  It makes it stand out a bit more.

Don't forget to check out all of the fabulous auctions and raffles.   The tally of funds raised as of today (it will be more as the auctions and raffles haven't closed) is about $45,000.  Isn't that fantastic!


Tanya said...

you certainly have 'the eye' don't you? It's gorgeous.

The Handmaden said...

Very, very beautiful dress!

Claire said...

STUNNING is an understatement Sara - this really is a beautiful dress!

Tas said...

It is just gorgeous Sara. And I have one of those tags- I will pop it in an envelope for you when I get back :)

Mariette said...

Wow, I love this Destina, great choice of fabric!

Jen said...

Lovely and summery. I really like this pattern, too. It looks great on my younger one but I have to add a bunch at the bottom for my oldest, who is all leg. Did you use elastic only in the neckline or is there a drawstring I can't see?

Kathryn said...

Blimey, that's cute! How have I missed this pattern? Beautiful!

Mary said...

Great fabric combo Sara. I particularly like the ribbon across the chest.

willow and moo said...

Jen, the pattern instructions are for elastic in the neck and then you sew tie ends into the casing. I was debating about the ties because I didn't have any suitable ribbon here for ties. Moo says she likes the dress the way it is.

Also I added a bit to the length. Not lots, but I know I added a little because I wanted it to be dress length. I think Moo is around 132cm for height

Tas, you rock! Thanks!

Thank you Tan, Claire, Kel, Mariette, Kathryn & Mary! :)

Lola Nova said...

Oh it's just beautiful! Stunning fabric combo and I love the details!
I am trying not to buy more Farbenmix patterns until I make up the ones that I have already collected tempting:)

Posie Patchwork said...

Loving the colours & layers, great work!! Love Posie