Monday, June 27, 2011

Farbenmix Tini

I have a goal. It is one I take very seriously. My goal is to use, in my lifetime, every single Farbenmix pattern that I own. For the purposes of this blog post, I just counted how many I have, and even I am a little astonished. I own 50. Plus the book. Plus the 3 that I just ordered from Farbenmix yesterday. Yes, I realize I tend to go a little overboard when it comes to Farbenmix, but I figure if I sew them up, I can justify it, right?

With that in mind, I pulled out the Tini pattern. I've had this one for at least a year, probably more, and had never sewn it up.  As usual, I checked out Flickr for inspiration, and I absolutely fell in love with this one. Seriously, does a dress get any prettier? There is also this example, and another. Absolute sewing perfection.

Well, I didn't do anything that elaborate, but I did mange to turn this out:

Fabric: Michael Miller Gypsy Bandana

I found the dress to run a little wide, so I added a sash, as many of the people on Flickr have done. I also could not believe that I had a ribbon that matched this exactly. Did they come out with a ribbon line for this fabric, or did I just get incredibly lucky? I bought that particular ribbon at a tiny little boutique sewing store in Carmel, California, many months before the fabric purchase. Anyway, it was meant to be, obviously!


  1. I love it. Tini is one of my favorite Farb patterns. I used that pattern for the girls Easter dresses this year.

  2. PS Which 3 did you order? :)

  3. Thanks Tracy! I got the Encinitas, the Whitney and the Unella-Blomma. Can't wait to try the Encinitas!