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Several years ago, when I had the fabric designing bug, I created a fun fabric and posted it to Spoonflower. If you have never heard of Spoonflower, it is a cool website where creatives can post their digital design files and turn them into fabric, wallpaper or wrapping paper. This is the website, in fact, that I used to produce the fabric I needed for my bridesmaids dresses for my summer 2009 wedding in Bar Harbor Maine (!)


WeatherKim Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses Candy Stripes

Here are my affectionately known Bar Harbor “Candy Stripes” Bridesmaids! I created the fabric at Spoonflower and you can even buy it if you want.

Subsequently, I have created other fabric. Sadly, after I had it printed and shipped to me in northern Virginia, I never used it (!) There it sat for years. Finally, while down in Florida visiting my folks, I cut into one of my favorite prints called Pink Grapefruit Puffs. If I could imagine a grapefruit turned into flowers, well, this is the design in my head and brought to life. I enjoyed pairing this fabric with a black, white, and gray check fabric to make my sweet Eden an Antalya dress.

Pink Grapefruit Puffs Fabric by WeatherKim at Spoonflower

Sweet Eden modeling her Antalya dress made with my Pink Grapefruit Puffs fabric produced by Spoonflower.


Pink Grapefruit Puffs fabric by Kim Martucci on Spoonflower

Here’s the back dropped waist of the Antalya Dress in my Pink Grapefruit Puffs fabric.

Antalya Dress Button Loops in Pink Grapefruit Puffs Fabric

The back of the Antalya dress with the button looped closure.

Pink Grapefruit Puffs fabric by WeatherKim Kim Martucci for Spoonflower

The twirl test! The Pink Grapefruit Puffs pass the test.


When I was pregnant with my daughter, Eden, something overwhelming hit me: I NEEDED TO SEW MY BABY GIRL A WARDROBE FULL OF DRESSES! Little girl dresses 🙂 And thus began my obsession. Dress pattern after dress pattern, there I chugged away on my Pfaff. But my favorite pattern to date is the the Tinny Dress Pattern by Straight Grain Patterns. Here is the reason why I love this pattern: TONS OF VERSATILITY!

Tinny Dress Little Girl Dress pattern

Eden strikes a pose with her Teagan White Birch Organics Tinny Dress!

In Kids fashion, it is super important that I stretch my dollar. I really appreciate that this pattern is like getting 2o patterns in one. An, the creator-in-chief over at Straight Grain, has made sure to really pack a ton of options in this dress pattern. For me, right now, Eden is all about the “twirl factor”. I call her my “Twirl Girl” Look at her spin!

My favorite Little Girl Dress Pattern

This flying arrows Cotton + Steel fabric on the circle skirt really is perfect for the twirl – it looks like arrows flying through the air!

This pattern not only offers a skirt that twirls (Circle Skirt) but there are two other skirt options as well. In fact, there are 8 collar options, 2 bow options, 3 sleeve options, and 2 bodice options! And, can we please just talk about what every sewist wants in a pattern? It is being able to print just the size you need. And that is just the way I like it. With any luck, I’ll have Eden twirling for eight more years to go.



Asymmetric collar Little Girl Dress

Can’t go wrong with an Asymmetric collar on this Picnic Style Tinny Dress!

The Tinny Dress for Easter

Here’s what Eden wore for Easter this year. A Tinny with bunnies and a Tomoka collar.

Have you made a Tinny? What’s your favorite combo? Do you have a little girl dress pattern that you are ga-ga over? Tell me about it! Leave me a comment below. Please follow me on Instagram @WeatherKim to see what I make – would love to connect.

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