Foo Foo Phoebe Hopping Through the Forest….”
Pattern: Phoebe Dress by Colette Patterns
Fabric: Radiant Girl by Lecien Fabrics
Notions: thread, zipper, buttons, interfacing
Time to complete: One day to cut, one day to make
First worn: By my granddaughter in February
Wear again? Yes, this will go to a trade show and then come back to me.
Where to shop: Google Radiant Girl by Lecien Fabrics to find a store that carries it.
This is one of several samples I’ve made this month for Lecien Fabrics using the Radiant Girl line of 100% high quality cotton fabric made in Japan.
For this look, I used the new pattern Phoebe by Colette. I selected a bunny print on black and a coordinating plaid for the lining. I made a size 6 which was perfect for my teen granddaughter. She really likes the dress and I will give it to her when it returns from the Spring Quilt Market.
Lecien fabrics will have a booth and feature my samples along with other Radiant Girl items. I am honored to be chosen to sew samples for them. Last year I made 7 shirts for the Japanese executives that attended the International Quilt Market in Texas. You can visit my post about the shirts here.The new Phoebe was an easy dress to make. The instructions we clear and straightforward. There is even a sew-along for the Phoebe if you need explicit directions. Colette does an excellent job explaining how to fit and sew both versions of the dress.I opted for version 1 with the button up front. I did not make buttonholes, but sewed eight large red buttons, instead of 10, to the front. While Colette has you line the bodice, the skirt is not lined. I chose to line the skirt since I was using quilting cotton and I wanted it to have good body and a finished look. I actually attached the lining right sides together along the hem line and then stitched the two layers to the bodice.My other samples from the Radiant Girl line are a skirt using Lekala Pattern 4381 and running shorts and top using McCall 6848