no big dill announced that she was doing Once Upon a Thread month Simplicity 8279 popped into my head. Amusingly enough I was terrified by the live action movie version of Alice in Wonderland growing up. I'm pretty sure my parents spent a few nights really wishing they had never let me watch that. However, I love the story and Alice's sweet little dress.
This pattern also allowed me to complete the sewing mama's monthly challenge of trying a new skill. I tried not one but two for this little pattern. I learned how to properly install an invisible zipper and how to apply lace with my serger. The zipper I'm sure I will do again but truthfully while it is faster to put lace on this way I think I prefer doing it with my machine.
Oh how I love this dress though. I found this Alice quilter's cotton last year and just had to have it. Of course then I got it home and realized how wild it was and couldn't come up with a project. The white dot fabric came from a clearance bin at Joanns. I actually didn't have to buy anything to make this. I had everything down to the little bunny buttons in my stash.