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Hi Miss Matatabi readers! I hope you're having a great Summer. Today I'm presenting two dresses in one of the new Cotton + Steel fabrics. The new collection introduces a new Basic: Sprinkle. It was love at first sight, and I picked the peach version because I thought it would combine great with something gold.
I made two dresses with my new pattern, Jaanu. I designed the pattern together with Regina from the Belgian blog Twee Emmerkes Water.
The pattern comes with two options: the Elena skirt and the Norah skirt. This little video clip introduces the pattern.
For little Ava, I made the Elena version. It has two small box pleats in the front, and two in the back.
I originally embellished the front of Ava's dress with gold fabric paint, but regretted it immediately and replaced the front with a new one.
I added a touch of gold in the form of small crosses I embroidered on the box pleats.
For Norah, I made the (predictabilty alert!) Norah version. It has six big box pleats around the waist, which give a big, full party skirt.
Here, I added a tiny little bow to each box pleat. Norah claims she feels like Sleeping Beauty in it.
I'm really happy with how the dresses turn out in Cotton + Steel cotton. The fabric gives a lovely drape, and the Sprinkle print is subtle without being plain.
Would you like to give the Jaanu pattern a try? You can buy it in my shop, with 25% reduction if you use the code MATATABI25 (expires July 27).
Or you could win it! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to take your chance. (If you buy the pattern and then win it, you'll get it refunded.)
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