My little papoose was invited to her first party ever for her cousin's one year birthday this weekend so of course that meant a party dress! I came across the Merrymaker Stencil Dress from Handmade Charlotte on Pinterest and was inspired to make one of my own. I couldn't resist how festive it was while still celebrating childhood. Of course I changed it up a bit and infused my own aesthetic into it, and I love the way it turned out.
I used my own pattern and created a bit more texture with the lace bodice and the cord for the pennant. I wanted the pennant to flow so I waved the flags up and down around the skirt. All the colors were taken from the gorgeous hydrangea fabric seen in the belt. Luckily, all the fabric I already had on hand, so this dress cost me nothing except a trip to my stash! I think this dress is perfect for Spring, and I can't wait for my little papoose to wear it and have the best time at the party!