Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Matilda Jane has a lovely little dress they call Ringmaster Ellie.  I decided to make a variation of this cute dress.  I used almost all the same fabrics, by Anna Griffon from her Riley line, and then found a piece of Feelin Groovy by Rosemarie Lavin for Windham.  So, for my dress, the bodice is Packed Flowers in green from Feelin Groovy and the ties, ruffle, and skirt are all from Riley.  I love this circus print so much I am trying to find more of it!   I bought what I have from Treasure Bay on Etsy.  (see side bar for link)

So, here it is!  My Ringmaster Eliza, for my little girl.  

Here are closeups of the pretty fabrics.

And, no, my serger is STILL not working.   So, all these seams had to be bound somehow.  Argh is the only word for that.  Serger goes to shop in about an hour.  

Just for kicks, here is my inspiration. the Ringmaster Ellie by Matilda Jane.  I did pretty good, huh?


  1. I love it, so pretty! Well done!

  2. I posted on MIS too, you did great!! I love that fabric, wish I could have found some:( Did curve the upper part of the bodice at all or did you keep it straight? THanks!

  3. Bodice is straight but elastic in back makes it look curvy.

  4. Kathy, I love this one, so pretty! And that circus fabric is the cutest. Well done Kathy!

  5. Pattern is Lucia from Romeo and Mae

  6. If your daughter outgrows this and you would like to sell it PLEASE let me know! We LOVE it!!