Sara from Made By Sara wins the award for the most fun sewing series of 2015! It’s the Alice in Wonderland Sewing Series, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which was published in 1865.
It’s hard to think of a work that has a similar timeless quality – my kids have embraced the story and fallen in love with the characters.
I knew right away that Miss A would love to play Alice. Any excuse for a twirly dress really (that is her with the twirly dress obsession, not so much me). I’m a big fan of Alice – she’s strong willed, smart and feisty. She’s brave, curious and not afraid to follow a different path.
I used the Sugar and Spice Dress pattern from Heidi & Finn. I’ve been wanting to sew this for quite a while – it’s a fun and super easy knit dress pattern (there is a romper version too). It has a cross-over bodice at the back which I think would be fun to reverse as well (next time!).
I promise the dress us not as unruly as it looks – apparently tulle likes to stick to itself….!
Before this sewing series came up, my kids were not familiar with Alice in Wonderland. It’s been a lovely adventure for us all discovering (rediscovering in my case) the interesting and thought-provoking characters of this enchanting story. We’re all won over!
Thanks so much for such a fantastic series Sara! Oh, and there is still time to enter Sara’s awesome pattern giveaway, just click the link here:
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