Oh, hi! Remember me? I know, it’s been a while. Summer, you know how it is. And now, suddenly, summer is half over and I guess now’s as good a time as any to show off some of the things I’ve been sewing, but haven’t gotten around to sharing yet. Like this little sassafrass’s Elephant Soleil dress.
You may remember this fabric from my first attempt at the Hey June! Kensington Dress, you know, the last time I posted, oh, three weeks ago. Ivy loves this Happy Elephant fabric. She saw it up on my knit shelf shortly after I received it from Kitschy Coo, and demanded I take it down for her to look at. She clung to the fabric, grinned and said, “Oh thank you, mommy! My Elephant Dress!” and then got super, super upset when she unrolled the yard and discovered it was not yet a dress, or anything really, other than a yard of Happy Elephants. But lucky, spoiled little girl, now she has two Elephant Dresses: the Kensington for next year, and a Soleil for now.
Like I said the last time I made a Soleil, I love this pattern. It is just so stinkin’ cute. The fit, the pockets, the binding.
Especially when styled by Ivy with her favorite pink cowboy boots. I was going to put her in some sandals for the photoshoot, but this look is *so* Ivy, I decided to just go with it. 2.5 feet tall and looking for trouble.
Dress: Soleil Dress Pattern from Selvage Designs, fabric is Happy Elephant by Znok! from Kitschy Coo
Boots: Circo from Target