Wildflower Surprise

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.

Wildflower Surprise fabric -Project Nature Adventure fabric collection
Wildflower Surprise Fabric for Project Run and Play
Wildflower Surprise fabric makes a lovely girls' skirt or dress!
VFT Hattie Dress in Wildflower Surprise cotton poplin fabric

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.

Beautiful girls' dress made with Wildflower Surprise fabric
Wildflower Surprise fabric- features hidden bugs for kids to find!

If you are thinking about buying some of this fabric, don’t wait! It is available for preorder HERE. There are so many other cute designs and we designed some cut files to go with the fabrics, too! You can see tons of inspiration (and fun outdoor kids activities) in the lookbook HERE.

These hand-sketched wildflowers are so cute! What a fun kids' fabric!

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