Farbenmix Feliz for Elsa

Well. That girl of mine doesn’t forget a promise in a hurry. She kept at me until she had a Feliz party dress all of her own. In my continued ‘use up all the pink fabric before the pink phase passes’ mode, it’s pinkalicious.

Needless to say she loves it and wore it to school as soon as it was finished. Not sure it’s my cup of tea but I’m no pink fan.














The fabrics are heavenly and I’ve had them stashed for a while. The great thing about having a use-up-all-the-pink panic is that it gives me licence to cut into all these delicious fabrics I’ve been hoarding. See, I’m a bit of a fabric scrooge.

Actually that’s a little unfair, it’s a touch more romantic than that. I feel the potential for each piece of fabric and it’s exactly that potential which is really exciting. Will this be trousers, a special dress, a twirly skirt? Dreams if you like. The ones that fabricaholics get while stroking a delightful fabric that’s way out of their price range in the store. I’ve seen other’s out there.  I can recognise that faraway look and almost percetible drooling. And always the compulsive stroking (I think fabric makers call it the ‘hand’). We just smile that secret smile of a shared obsession and move on.

So cutting into a beautiful piece of fabric destroys those dreams – it all becomes concrete – and sometimes the letting go can be so hard. Please tell me you know what I’m talking about?!















No ruffles this time. Just didn’t catch my imagination. The fabric already seemed so busy. No embroidery either, just ribbons and decorative stitches.


This beauty on the front was gifted to me by the lovely Lisa of Crafty mamas. Thanks, Lisa. That’s where the lovely Hilco floral fabric and the stunningly soft Stenzo gingham came from, too.

The sash fabric was a Spotlight special, however, and I’m still not sure it was the right choice.
















I love the Farbenmix ribbons.

I used the sleeve ruffle from Oliver + s Badminton top again. I felt I needed to bring in a little more of the sash fabric somewhere.

Well. Too pink for you, too?

Pattern: Farbenmix Feliz
Fabric: Stenzo gingham /Hilco Flora l/Spotlight Floral


6 thoughts on “Farbenmix Feliz for Elsa

    • Oh, thank you so much for that. I know you understand how much pondering goes into these things. It really means something to hear you say you think it works!

  1. Love it! I was looking for an interpretation of Feliz that I could show to my daughter in an effort to sell her on allowing me to make her a dress. (Not sure if she’s sold on the idea of actually wearing a dress). Your version is delightful and the pics show it off to perfection. Nice work!

    • Thanks, Mary.
      Good luck encouraging your daughter. I find it the most lovely feeling as a mother to watch them playing enveloped in something you’ve made. It feels like surrounding them in love. There’s something special about little girl’s dresses, too! I have to confess it’s my favourite thing to make.

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