No outdoor adventure is complete without my kids gathering wildflowers. I love when tiny hands hold out bouquets of weeds picked just for me! For my wildflower design I sketched some wildflower designs and then scanned them into Photoshop. I meticulously arranged them into a linear pattern and added color. (That part took forever because I am really picky!) Then, I also decided to add hidden elements (sort of like a kids’ look and find book.) There are ladybugs, ants, bees, inch worms, butterflies, and four-leaf clovers. Finally, I threw in some dandelion “wishes” for good measure. My children notice tiny details when we go on adventures, thanks to their short perspective and slow pace. I wanted the fabric to spark that same curiosity!
The design was printed on a smooth cotton poplin so I decided it would make a perfect girls’ dress! I chose the Violette Field Threads Hattie pattern and used a blue linen for the contrasting top. I added a placket in the front and belt loops on the sides. I also topstitched in white for a contrast that mimics denim clothing.
For this photo shoot we had a nice little adventure. We visited a friend’s wildflower patch and my aunt’s pavilion by the creek. Oh, and of course we stopped for ice cream on the way home! I loved spending some one-on-one time with my favorite redhead.
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