Bow Back Beauty: Pony Edition

It’s the last day of the Bow Back Beauty Blog Hop!  I can’t believe this week has gone by so quickly!  Be sure to go back and check out all the other lovely entries in the blog hop.

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I’m sorry to say that I probably put Lydia through the wringer on this one.  I had my mind set on May 3rd as my due date, completely forgetting about that darn time difference.  Sorry for the stress Lydia!

Timeliness aside, I am very excited to share my version of the bow back dress.  Obviously, one of the things I love about this dress is the beautiful bow in the back.

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It took me forever to choose fabric for this dress because my serger is still busted and I wasn’t looking forward to hemming knit.  Then I thought, well it doesn’t have to be knit does it?  My daughter picked out this MLP fabric ages ago and I didn’t know what to do with it.  It worked out perfectly as a skirt that I just attached to the bodice.  So fast!

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B loves the ponies and named each one as soon as she pulled the dress on.

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I really can’t say enough how amazing the bow is.  The construction is so very clever and the seams are encased with binding, so it’s very comfortable too.  I’m such a nerd about unique construction and I have to say that I definitely geeked out about this one.  When I saw it in photos, I was already impressed with how fabulous it looks.  But when you put it together yourself, it’s perfection.  It sews so quickly and easily too. Bet you would never guess that.

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Additionally, there are so many different options in the pattern.  You can chose all manner of sleeves (long, short, sleeveless, gathered, cuffed).  The pattern peices for the bodice has a natural waist line and a drop waist option.  There is also a peplum skirt, a hi-low skirt, and a long skirt.  She also has instructions and pattern peices for making a onsie, with and without a skirt attached.  It’s nuts!  At first it is overwhelming because there are so very many options.  If you are pressed for time, she even has a plain back.  But why would you want that if you could have this beauty?

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B is feeling a little under the weather so I couldn’t get a good smile, but I promise that she loves the dress.  She informed me that she wants to wear it to bed tonight.  I love hearing that she adores something I made so much that she wants to wear it all day long.

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