Thursday, March 2, 2023

Pantone Party: Sweeter Than Cupcakes X Elliott Berman Textiles

Today We are honored to have Courtney with us from Sweeter than Cupcakes! Here is what she had to say about her Viva Magenta Look!

Viva magenta is described by Pantone as “brave and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration.” We definitely tried to inject some brave, joyous, optimism in our looks and certainly in our photoshoot. When the abstract print viscose challis arrived from Elliott Berman Textiles, I wished it was for me! This fabric was a dream to work with and so soft on my daughter’s sensitive skin. The magenta plays well with hot pink, navy and white.

My youngest daughter has a much loved square neck dress from Target that was getting too short, so I recreated it with the Squared Away Dress pattern. The result looks drastically different from the original pattern, but you can see from the altered pattern pieces below, the changes weren’t dramatic. I created a long puff sleeve by straightening the sides, spreading sections of the pattern piece, and adding ¾” to the sleeve head. I lengthened the front and back bodice and added width at the center fold to create gathers at the neckline. Through my initial trial version, I discovered I could safely omit the back closure. The bottom skirt is a gathered rectangle. 

With the leftover fabric, I was able to make an Evergreen Skirt for my oldest daughter. The bottom tier is cut between the ruffle and short tier height to accommodate the minimal yardage I had left.

Teens and pre-teens are hard to please, but these looks were a success. My youngest wore her dress to a Daddy/Daughter Dance, so it must have passed the test. Head to my blog for a few more photos.

Thank you to Elliot Berman Textiles for Sponsoring Pantone Party 2023!

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