Rainbow Feliz

A friend asked me to make a dress for her daughter’s birthday. She had seen a Farbenmix Feliz I had made for someone else as million years ago and wanted it made in the same pattern.

We nutted out some ideas (whilst facepainting at the school fair) and came up with the theme of rainbows. I’m not huge into rainbows usually, I prefer to limit the colors more than that but it was fun to play with the idea. She didn’t seem to want to give me too much more direction so I was left to do whatever I felt was right. A bit intimidating!

I searched the net for inspiration and came up with this and especially this.

Here it is:















The red dots I picked up at the Op shop. Most of the rest is from the stash. Good job really as the stash just keeps getting bigger!
I’m worried it needs a focal point on the front and may yet add that.















The sleeve detail is from the Oliver + s Badminton top.











The front is in satin ribbons:












I used some decorative stitches around the hemline and added a small ruffle around the overdress. I used bias binding to hem the underdress.

The back is the bit that is really eyecatching, as always with this pattern. I rounded the corners of the overdress to make it easier to add the ruffle all the way up.















And some of the details:































This was a really interesting sew for me as this pattern was the inspiration that started me sewing a few years ago and the first thing I sewed. It seemed so hard and took me a full three weeks to finish. This was done in 2 days. Seems I have made some progress!

Pattern: Farbenmix Feliz.
Modifications: rounded overdress edges. Added length. Moved front straps towards centre. Widened straps and added length. Shoulder ruffle.
Fabrics: Crafty Mamas/local


6 thoughts on “Rainbow Feliz

    • Thank you so much. I really hope she likes it. I forgot to add a photo of a little sparkle I added at the back. I’m sure that will get her if nothing else does!
      I was so happy to be sewing Farbenmix style again.

  1. I just pored over every detail of this dress and it is so amazing! My daughter loves rainbows and I have always wanted to make the Felix. And this is kind of the best combination of the two I can imagine. It is perfect! What kind of sewing machine do you have?

    • Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your kind comments. I have a Bernina 440 QE I bought from the local quilting shop when they were selling off their class machines. It’s a beautiful machine but I could never have afforded it otherwise.

    • Thanks for your comment. She wore it to school the day after her birthday and was twirling for all the girls in the playground so I think it was a hit! Thanks for coming over. Suzie

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