Monday, March 5, 2018

GYCT Spring Dress Tour: Floral Firecracker

Spring is in the air - in my sewing room, at least, if the outdoors hasn't gotten the message yet!
After months of snow and cold I'm more than ready to welcome spring - the colors, the breezes, the way I can do that is with a fun spring dress by GYCT Designs! Introducing the Firecracker; Spring Style.

I bought the lavender floral fabric off of a Facebook destash post about a year ago; I knew that it would make an adorable dress but I never knew which one! When I started looking for inspiration for the Spring Dress Tour, my eye fell on that fabric right away - then it was just time to find a coordinate. Luckily I had just a scrap of the coral tone-on-tone print, and it just matches the flowers in the main print! I found some lavender ribbon in a box; I love the picot edging! It's so pretty and girly and springy!

Thinking about spring in Wyoming in March is a bit of a joke - just a week or so before I took these photos, we got somewhere in the neighborhood of 6" of snow. (Give or take a couple.) Some had melted by this time, but not I went hunting for layering pieces. We don't really have great indoor locations for photo shoots around here, and I usually make do with the backyard! Luckily I had made a purple tee that matched and found some store bought coral leggings. It was just warm enough to coax my "model" outside with layers on!

I love this little dress. It's simple, but well done - the bodice fully lined, the skirt is nice and full, and the straps can be tied any number of ways (I just knotted mine up, the ribbon doesn't hold a bow all that well!) I used the contrast fabric for lining as well. The only change I made was to round off the edges of the bodice - they are squared in the pattern, but I prefer the rounded look, especially with the delicate florals!

Pattern Details:

sizes 3m - 12
lined bodice
gathered skirt
ribbon or fabric straps
tunic and dress length
printing guide
body measurements
finished length table
strap tying idea photos

Doesn't the Firecracker make you think of warm days and spring breezes in these prints? If you can ignore all that white cold stuff all over the ground, maybe! ;)
Get more spring-spiration this week with the GYCT Designs' Spring Dress Blog Tour: schedule below! I can't wait to see what my fellow bloggers have done with the rest of Chelsea's beautiful dress patterns!

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Also, make sure you enter the giveaway!! And if you make a purchase this week at GYCT Designs' Shop, you can get 15% off your order with the code SPRINGTOUR . Time to think spring!


  1. love the print and ribbon choice. The weather was against all photo sessions. I got rain lol

  2. What a beautiful dress. I love the ribbon for the straps. And the design means there's plenty of room to grow. Win!