I'm not sure if non-sewers know who Karri Mecca is but she is one of my favorite children's clothes designers. Her designs are always gorgeous and beautifully embellished. She recently came out with a book called Sewing with Whimsy. There was a beautiful dress that I really wanted to make. However, I would have to make approximately 16 flowers from rick rack trim and attach them to a floating trellis hem detail. I could hear my friend Maria asking me what the heck I was thinking but what the heck...I like a sewing challenge. It took many hours to complete but was so worth it. Of course I'll never make another but it was a fun process. Here is the finished dress with a couple of close ups of the flowers. The pictures were taken by my friend Helen. Thanks Helen!