I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ruby Star Rising Dress For Delilah

I have LOTS of projects in the works -- all put on hold because of the arrival of this:

Yeah Baby! That's Ruby Star Rising! A fabulous fabric line by Kokka designed by Atlanta artist Melody Miller. Local shop Whipstitch fabrics sold out within 48 hours! I bought some from them and also managed to make online orders at Purl Soho and FabricWorm. (By the way, FAST shipping from FabricWorm. Nice!)
I just HAD to make something right away! But it's so hard finding the right project for fabric that is SO awesome.

Of course, Delilah had to have a Ruby Star Rising garment of some kind.
So, here it is, the Ruby Star Rising Dress.

This print in the line is called "Ephemera", and includes bits and pieces that appear in the other fabrics in the line. Check out those awesome viewfinder reels and pretty teacups!

The back of dress is pretty cool too....

It took me a loooooong time to choose the buttons! I settled on these peach ones to try and maintain the retro feel of the dress. The lining is linen from Fabric.com.
I'm pretty proud of myself for matching up the side seams like this.

To get the other side seam matched would have required cutting into another yard/panel. This is pricey stuff, so I made do and I think it looks just fine.
Delilah really wants to model this for you, but right now, here is a more appropriate outfit for her:

SO much snow in Atlanta! She's bundled up like Randy from A Christmas Story. Not a good day to wear a linen/cotton dress. Hopefully she can wear this to a party next weekend (with some nice comfy layers underneath) so I can show it off on my cutiepie. That gives me a few days to come up with the right accessories!

She managed to sneak a snowball into the house! She
sweetly offered me a bite. Snow has no calories, you know.

The dress pattern is Madison by Bonnie Blue. This very simple pattern is becoming kind of a "go to" for me to show off my favorite fabrics. It's just a simple A line jumper, which showcases pretty fabrics without overwhelming my little model.

I have other garments to show you though! I actually do manage to sew other garments with design details! Please visit here again! Besides some shots of my little model in this dress, I hope to show you a couple other Oliver and S items, and post progress of my camo dress.
Please stop by again soon!

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  1. This is my favorite thing ever. Thank you SO much for sharing!

  2. This dress is beautiful! I want one for myself! I love, love, love the fabric!

    Visiting from Today's Creative Blog!

  3. This is so beautiful. I am lost for words. I have ordered mountains of this fabric and can't wait for it to come. I would love a dress like this for myself but I know exactly what will happen. I will be to afraid to cut into the fabric and it will sit there for weeks just being watched and touched every now and then.

  4. Love love love Ruby Star Rising, and this dress is super adorable!

  5. This little dress just caught my eye among all the other pictures...it's quirky fabric makes it very special. That particular print is a lot larger than I thought it was just looking at fabric sites.

  6. Thank you for sharing. I live in Marietta and had no idea about Whipstich. I am so excited. I teach a Free sewing class on fridays and I think we might have to take a field trip.
    Thank you.

  7. Cute Jan! Looking forward to the meeting Thurs.


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