Cherry Party Dress

Cherry Party Dress

Being raised with three brothers and no sisters there wasn’t much room in my life for fussy dresses. I needed to run, jump, hang upside down from monkey bars and generally do things that dresses tended to balk at. But, oh, for the holidays, my mother insisted I wore super girly dresses, with petticoats and matching hats and shoes. I crossed my arms, I frowned, I stamped my foot, to no avail. I HAD to wear a dumb dress. My brothers snickered, and I stormed out of the room.

They say confession is good for the soul… so here’s mine. I actually loved the dresses. I felt like a princess. I could twirl and the fabric whirled around me like an opened parasol.  I remember my very favorite. It was a Christmas dress. The skirt was made out of yards of white satin, the top was red velvet. The very best part were the rhinestones embedded in the velvet. I remember twirling and the lights from the Christmas tree bounced off the rhinestone covering the ceiling with magical constellations just for me.

I still don’t like dresses. I much prefer clothing that is comfortable and is willing to be my cohort in whatever mischief and mayhem I may instigate. But here’s another confession… sometimes I still like to dress up and feel like a princess. All the better if it has a skirt that twirls and swirls!

Today we are sharing a party dress… especially designed for twirling. And, of course, a cluster of cherries has been added to the over skirt using a reduced version of our Cherries Applique. Enjoy!

Based on our Cherries Applique

The Cherry Party Dress Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Cherry Applique Block can be found HERE.

The July Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE.




  1. You must be wearing the wrong kind of dresses  🙂  I gave up wearing slacks/jeans years ago.  It’s so wonderful -no more binding on the legs, tight waistbands when bending over.  The right dress (and leggings) can do anything.  There isn’t anything here on the farm that I can’t do in a dress.  If Colonial women managed to settle this continent in whalebone corsets and farthingales, I can manage in the 21st century in a simple cotton dress.

    But at the same time, there’s nothing like a fancy, twirly party dress  🙂


    1. Actually, I do wear no fuss dresses, too. I love the no bind concept. I have a denim jumper that I’m particularly partial to. I especially like the long dresses so I don’t need to worry about sitting all lady like 🙂 ~Kimara~


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