Saturday, 5 July 2014
Scalloped Princess Dress Blog Tour
Today I’m joining in with The Little Kiwi's Closet: Scalloped Princess Dress Blog Tour. I made this dress just over a week ago and I’ve really been hanging out to share it with you.
The Scalloped Princess Dress is an AWESOME pattern. Aside from the sweet design, I think what I love best about it is all the different variations you can make with this one pattern. It goes from size 12m to 9 years and you can choose between 4 different necklines (square, scoop, sweetheart or v-necked), and 2 different bodice shapes (scalloped or princess) and you can decide whether you want to do the scalloped hem or just a plain one. (Of course you could also choose to embellish other ways including adding flutter sleeves or piping etc, etc!)
I chose to keep it pretty simple, and just let the scallops and Liberty fabric speak for itself. Yes I said “Liberty”, this lovely pattern gave me the courage to cut into my Liberty of London Fabric! For the bodice I chose the square neck option with scallops and made it out of some chambray I had in my stash.
In terms of difficulty and time to say I would say it’s about advanced beginner as the pattern suggests and it is a bit more of an involved sew than a lot of what I’ve been sewing recently (I’ve been sewing a lot of knits). The most time consuming thing was the scallops at the bottom, but think it’s nice to spend that extra time sometimes for special details, and this is a really special party dress fit for my little princess!
I sewed a size 4 for my petite 3.5 year old, so as to intentionally allow a bit of growing room so it will be perfect for Summer here in NZ.
Thanks so much Lydia for including me in your blog tour.
Lydia has also very kindly organised an awesome giveaway! Yay! See below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway