Saturday, 5 July 2014

Scalloped Princess Dress Blog Tour

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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.

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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.

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Thanks so much Lydia for including me in your blog tour.

Lydia has also very kindly organised an awesome giveaway! Yay! See below!


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Jen x

1 comment:

Leonie said...

Gorgeous dress! must bookmark this one to try one day!