The Succulence Lillian Dress

Welcome to day two of the Succulence Blog Tour! That’s right… today I have the lucky job of showing off a brand new fabric line by Bonnie Christine! I have been a fan of Bonnie’s work for so long, all of her patterns are so beautiful (I even used some of them in Bee’s Nursery) and I have taken two of her courses. She’s super talented and it’s quite the honor to be taking place in her latest Blog Tour!

Succulence Lillian dress

succulence lillian dress

Lets talk about the gorgeous line, Succulence! Succulents represent the ability to thrive and constantly create new growth through absorbing even the tiniest bits of water. Bonnie pays homage to this perseverance through a study of these plants in vibrant hues of earthy plum, sunlit copper and both pristine & opaque greens.

succulence fabric line

succulence lillian dress

I was drawn to the green floral aka “Rosette Rain” (obvious if you know me) and I knew it would make a perfect Lillian Dress. Both the fabric and pattern have a bit of a 60′s flair to me! I love this pattern by Haley from Welcome to the Mouse House (you can find it HERE) and even though it looks a little advanced it’s a really fun sew! I especially LOVE the way the pintucks look with this fabric!

succulence lillian dress

succulence lillian dress

The Succulence line is now available HERE and at other online retailers… if you have never felt the quality of Art Gallery cotton then you are missing out! PS how adorable is the back?

succulence lillian dress

succulence lillian dress

I had to bribe my model with crackers because 19 month old models can be so particular. She has two older brothers so she loves things like balls and trucks and being outdoors but this girl loves a girly dress!! When I was trying it on her for size she couldn’t stop twirling and was mad when I took it off… I call that at success :)  I love that after years of sewing for her she’s finally starting to love the things I make her!

succulence lillian dress


I can’t wait to get my hands on some more Succulence soon and make a million more baby girl dresses!

succulence lillian dress

succulence lillian dress

succulence lillian dress

Be sure to check out the rest of the talented bloggers on the tour!


Monday February 1st: April and Mickey Zimmer | Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe

Tuesday February 2nd: Taylor Urban | Taylor Made Creates (you’re here!)

Wednesday February 3rd: Bonnie Christine | Going Home to Roost

Thursday February 4th: Daisy Aschehoug | Ants to Sugar

Friday February 5th: Katie Skoog | The Simple Life Company

Monday February 8th: Staci Barrett | A Vintage Fairytale

Tuesday February 9th: Denise Palmer | Denise Anne Studio

Wednesday February 10th: Sahnda Black | Sahnda Marie

Thursday February 11th: Monica De Leon | JourneyDeVida

Friday February 12th: Sarah Bertochi

Monday February 15th: Ali Brorsen | Because of Brenna

Tuesday February 16th: Maxie Ramey | Maxie Makes

Wednesday February 17th: Michelle Cain | From Bolt to Beauty

Thursday February 18th: Katharina Pferdmenges | Der Rabe Im Schlamm

Friday February 19th: Isabel Kelly | Lamb and Wolfie

Friday February 20th: Emi Shimokawa | Just Add Fabric


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  1. says

    Eep! Such cuteness! I’m crazy about this particular fabric, too, but I have it in the other color way. I need to get my hands on this version. It does have a 60s vibe to it, doesn’t it? But all those greens and mustards are reworked by Bonnie and made modern.

    Fabulous job! That little lady is lucky to have a handmade outfit from mama. : )

  2. says

    I really love that dress, it looks so great! And your little girl is so sweet!
    Yes, you should definitely sew one dress of each of Bonnies designs, they´re so perfect for the pattern!
    And your daughter will adore them… :)
    I´m happy that I´ve found your blog through the succulence blog tour.
    Warm regards,

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