Roses for your Birthday!

Happy Birthday TMS! What a great year it has been too. I appreciate all of your time and effort in creating and managing this wonderful site. You have given us the opportunity to come together and share our common interests.  Thank you so much for all of your hard work in promoting, producing, and hosting such a great community.


My eyes lit up when I saw that The Curious Kiwi had put together a cake inspiration post and featured one of Lekala’s patterns in the loveliest rose theme.

lekala 4368_INSPIRATION


Even though I had ordered the cutest cake themed fabric from Spoonflower, I just had to make this look instead! I have about 10 yards of rose fabric in my stash which is white with pink toned roses. All I had to do was dye it Baby Pink, to make it work. I used white rayon/cotton for the bodice and the tie, which I also dyed Baby Pink.

1694_small_image_10313Fabric: Hand dyed Roses on white background 100 % cotton
Pattern: Lekala 4368
Year: It has a retro look, especially with the tie
Notions: invisible zipper, Porcion Baby Pink dye
Time to complete: about 10-12 hours
First worn: August 23, 2014 for photos
Wear again? Absolutely!
Total price: Under $20.00





I underlined the bodice front and back with the same fabric, and also made the sleeves double, just to give it more body and not be see-through. It has a side zipper so that the tie around the neck is not interrupted. It looks really neat and finished.


You have to carefully wiggle it on though. I strongly suggest that if you make it, you put your makeup on and do your hair after you have the dress on. I found my makeup on the white bodice after I took it off to put on a different bra.


It’s really a cute pattern and is very flattering! I’d love to see some of you try this one. At Lekala we are adding pictures of outfits made by our customers! It’s nice to see how something looks on a real person. Don’t you think? I hope you will share some of your Lekala makes. Just send your pics with the pattern number to the Lekala email address on the website.


I’m planning a random giveaway of few handmade items in appreciation for my bloggy readers when I reach 350 followers or when I write my 400th post, which ever comes first, so follow me if you don’t all ready!

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Happy Sewing!

18 thoughts on “Roses for your Birthday!

  1. Very cute! I love how you brought Mel’s idea to life. You’re right– my Ikea curtain fabric looks very similar. I have a lot left– lots of yardage in those curtains!– and I may follow your lead with some dye.


    • I think the dye process turned out rather well. You never know what will happen. I like that the greens still are green and nothing turned brownish. It’s fun to experiment! I hope you have fun trying it. I recommend Porcion fiber reactive dye from the Dharma Company.


  2. Wow this is lovely! I’m yet to try a lekala pattern, but every time I see one of your amazing creations it makes me want to more and more.


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