I've had LOTS of time to think on this project. Lots and lots. And when it comes to the mind of a creative.. Time? It's not always such a good thing. I won't bore you with the story of my carefully executed tissue paper vision...
...which ultimately turned to a washed out purple-brown blob in the wash. (I mean, it DID look awesome in the test piece, right??) Or the many rounds of "what if I try..." I played that only yielded disastrous results.
SO, instead I'll tell you the story of my plan B! One that turned out pretty fan-freaking-tastic if I may say so myself!
Allow me to introduce my "scrappy" Haven (Pattern by Violette Field Threads)! I've named her "Lemonade", after the obvious cliche.
She features the absolutely incredible new fabric line my pal Hayley designed for Michael Miller Fabrics. It's called "Color Me" and it's coloring book fabric made to be used with fabric markers, puff paint, and (if you're supppppppper brave) dye. There are two themes - outer space and fairy tale - each with one border print, and one all-over print.
For Miss Lemonade here, I chose to use each of the space prints! My daughter loves princesses as much as the next kid, but she is a tinkerer at heart. I foresee a serious love of science in her future! So I compromised, and chose to make a hyper-feminine dress to satisfy her inner princess, and adorn her in nature's last great frontier.
I call this dress "scrappy" because that's all the "Color Me" fabric I had left to work with on my "Plan B" dress. But I didn't want to deprive you of the adorable designs that fell casualty to the great dye incident, so I decided to have a little fun with photoshop....
The Children's Museum of Richmond made a perfect setting for our game of "make believe". Girlfriend and I made a whole morning of it! Special thanks to Hayley for providing such an excellent excuse for a girl's morning out, and major kudos on your fabric release! I can't wait to see the creations these fabrics inspire :)