This little number was inspired after first glance of this mini boden dress, which seemed so perfect for Phia to wear to relative celebrations.
To be honest I loved it in yellow, but made it in purple after successfully dyeing some lavender fabric with red wine rit. It was a last minute project on Saturday afternoon before Easter, so I couldn't really be too picky. Phia likened the color to "those flower trees all over the place", which it is named for.
This is a post-Easter celebration shot, with the dress in need of a press and covered in bubble solution and ice cream. Although I tried to encourage Phia to keep her new dress clean, I think it made me cringe a little less knowing the supplies cost me about $7 to make it.
The construction is pretty simple with an a-line cut and lots of pleats around the neck. The inside is fully lined, and there is a zipper on the back, and it was made from a light weight twill from fabric.com.