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Edelweiss Dress Curtain Call

Today I’m tickled pink to be part of Hey June June. When Adrianna from Crafterhours invited me to be a part of the tour for the Edelweiss Dress, I pretty much jumped into her lap. Except I didn’t because Adrianna lives in what I can only assume is the set of a movie because I refuse to believe that not everyone on Earth gets pummelled with unkind weather.

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So I mean don’t get me wrong, if I could jump into her lap based on weather alone I probably would, but I’m too busy doing the Manitoba Mosquito Dance to visit movie sets right now.


I would be lying to you if I didn’t admit I crooned The Sound Of Music songs to myself while I taped and cut the pdf pattern for this. After all that, when I went to survey the goods in my fabric supply, I was immediately drawn to this fabric, which reminds me of vintage curtains. Perhaps grabbing something that just overall reminds me of curtains in general is kind of a stretch to link in my mind with The Sound Of Music, but it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.


Going back to the pdf, guys, this is love. In the past when going through patterns to put them together I’ve thought to myself, “If only there was a list of what pages to print for specific sizes so I could save myself time and paper.” GUYS. GUUUUUYS. Adrianna has just such a guide! I kiss your hand in a gentlemanly fashion, Adrianna, as a token of my affection and respect. I would share Red Pepper Hummus with you. (disclaimer: I already ate all the hummus. Sorry.)


I was a little nervous about what Nicole would think of this dress, since this isn’t a colour she would have chosen on her own. I was also a little nervous that my fabric choices would wind up making this cute pattern into a blasé and plain dress. Well, Nicole tried it on and turned to me with a serious face. “I don’t like it mom.” “You don’t?” “No…. I LOVE IT!” Now, first of all, I don’t like this game. Quit playin’ games with my heart, as a wise boy-band once said. Secondly, I could not agree more. This pattern is well made and I love it in these fabrics! And listen, it goes up to a size 10. TEN. I love it. If you are Dutch, and not necessarily like truly Dutch but just Dutch enough that you like salty black liquorice and your dad thundered out indecipherable Dutch phrases when you were about to lose some serious privileges, then you like a good deal. If you, too, tend to amortize all your purchases, then this, my friend, is the pattern for you. Might make up for all the times that you stood there with the fridge open wasting precious nickels and dimes. Speaking of nickels and dimes, I am not being paid for my opinion here. I was provided the pattern and the button. EEZ GOOT.


I think we all need to take a moment and admire the back of this dress. It’s so simple but can I get a collective smile and nod here? I’m kind of mortified that I don’t have a close up of those little red vintage buttons I used on that fun little off-center button placket. I think one of my favourite things about this dress is that it’s not over the top frilly (which I love from time to time) and it’s not serious and miniature adult (which I also sometimes love) but just perfectly classic children’s wear.


I’m going to have to whip another Edelweiss Dress up for Olivia next. Clearly she has no clothes, wearing her sister’s tunic as a dress, and look at that dirty face. 

If this doesn’t quite have you inspired to snatch up this pattern yet, then hold onto your horses, or maybe your doe a deers, because there is a lot more coming your way. Keep an eye out at Crafterhours for the other bloggers on the tour, I’ve seen some sneak peeks and some of them make a slow happy tear run softly down each cheek. So beautiful.



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