Sunday, 15 April 2018

Emmaline maxi dress by Bella Sunshine Designs

Dresses by Bella Sunshine Designs* are always a hit with our girls. I have sewed the Sahara Dress for our eldest girl and soon I will show you another BSD dress for our youngest girl. Today I am showing you the Emmaline maxi, dress and top by BSD.
Every single day our eldest asks whether she can wear a long dress today. When she goes to school usually the answer is not to school. When she is done with school she asks again if she can put on a long dress (she has 4 long dresses at the moment), the answer usually is yes. So basically our girl wears long dresses as much as possible. You can imagine that this dress is a huge hit with her. Especially since the previous long dresses I sewed her are not until the ground anymore.
The Emmaline maxi, dress and top has several options. You can sew it sleeveless, with short sleeves or with long sleeves. The other options are a top option, a dress option and a maxi dress option. It comes in sizes 6M - 12 for girls and 0 - 30 for ladies. It is on sale until April 20 for $6 (girls), $7 (ladies) or $12 (bundle).
I sewed the maxi dress with long sleeves and our girl loves it, she basically lives in it when she is at home. The fit is perfect as always with BSD patterns and the dress twirls!
This dress is an easy sew, the only thing that lengthened the sewing process was adding clear elastic to the waist of the dress. By cutting the fabric mirrored for the skirt pieces it gives a nice effect, which I love.
Fabric: I bought the fabric for the bottom of the skirt at Cares Stoffen
Fabric in 2018: this week 1 in - 2 out (2018: bought 6 - used 11 fabric - used 1 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - #1in2out

* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Doris skirt by Misusu

Have you seen and sewn a pattern by Misusu? If you haven't you should meet Misusu. They have very original and unique sewing patterns. I have sewed Louise Sweaters before and a couple of other patterns are in my pattern stash and now it is time to meet the newest addition, the Doris skirt!
Today I am part of the social tour for the Doris skirt and I am showing you the two doris skirts that I sewed during testing. The first version I sewed is the cactus skirt. The doris skirt has geometrical lines which is perfect for colour blocking and using piping. For the first version I used one type of fabric for the main pattern pieces and added piping in between to accentuate the lines of the skirt.
There are two different versions you can sew. For the cactus skirt I sewed the version with one piece for the back of the skirt. If you want to colour block even more (like I do) there is also the option to sew the skirt in two pieces, like I did with the second skirt (with the triangular fabric). There is also the option to add a band to the bottom of the skirt if you want to get a more sporty look, I didn't try that option, but that makes the skirt even more versatile.
So if you are still in doubt that the doris skirt is something for your girl, have a look at the skirts that were made during testing. At the bottom of this post you can see an overview of the social tour schedule with all the different skirts. They all look so different and unique. The skirt is on sale for 6 euro until Monday April 16th. And.... keep an eye out for a big surprise on Sunday!
You see our girl is dancing away in her skirt. She loves the skirts, which is quite a challenge for a non-twirling piece of clothing. I found it difficult to make photos of the skirts that show off the lines from the different angles. During her dancing you can actually see the whole skirt.
Fabric: The red fabric from the first skirt is cosy sweat, the triangle fabric is Gorgeous graphic sweat from Poppy bought at the Stoffenstraat, the cactus fabric is a scrap from our last sewing weekend.
Pattern: Doris skirt by Misusu
Fabric in 2018: this week 2 in - 5 out (2018: bought 5 - used 9 fabric - used 1 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 5 in 12 out


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Sunday April 15th

SURPRISE!!

Monday, 2 April 2018

Tammy dress by Annelaine Patterns

Summer sewing has started! We are still waiting for summer temperatures to arrive, but at least every once in a while the sun is showing itself. The Tammy dress* from Annelaine Patterns is perfect for summer!
The Tammy dress comes in a wide size range from 9M - 20 and has several options. Our girl picked out the fabric of the bodice. It is from Lillestoff. I used this fabric already before. I pre-selected a couple of fabric choices from my stash for her. I am really trying to use the fabric that I already own for a longer period. The fabric for the skirt is also already in my stash for a long period of time and it is a very flowy fabric. I find it quite a challenge to sew with, and it easily gathers. Therefore, I thought it would be great to make a gathered skirt with it. The pattern also has the option of a circle skirt, for peplum/tunic length or dress length.
The unique element of this dress are the straps on the back. There are 6 different options for the straps on the back, one or two straps, in a cross or just straight. I really like that element of the dress. If you like dresses with straps on the back, you should also have a look at the Firecracker dress that I sewed last year from Annelaine Patterns. The firecracker dress is the perfect dress for warm summer weather. 
Additionally, you can choose for the optional sleeve tabs, I think they are cute. And of course, great to use for different fabrics. I attached the sleeve tabs with kam snaps, in a flower form. She, from Inspiration, gifted me several flower kam snaps and they fit perfect with the fabric.
What I also really like about the pattern is that you can get the Tammy dress in a bundle with the doll pattern. I love that idea and I think our girl would too. Unfortunately I did not have the time to finish the dolls dress in time for the pictures.
FabricApple tree from Lillestoff
PatternTammy dress by Annelaine Patterns
Fabric in 2018: this week 0 in - 3 out (2018: bought 3 - used 5 fabric - used 1 gifted fabric - used 1 scrap) - in total 3 in 7 out

* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!
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