|Crossover Bodice Option|
The Everyday Play dress can be purchased HERE <code Playdress gets first 100 purchases 15% off>
Pattern is very reasonably priced at $8.95.
There is no silly cottage license or anything - so you can guilt free sew and sell from this pattern.
The dress goes from sizes 12/18mo through size 8.
There are two bodice options - crossover and basic
And two sleeve options - short and long.
The dress is made in all knits and is PERFECT for knit beginners.
*it even includes some great knit tips for newbies, and one I had never heard but am so glad I know now!
It's a nice fast sew - an hour ish? (Really, someone PLEASE remind me to get a timer!)
|Basic Bodice Option|
I was added on at the end to take some pretty pictures, so I missed most of the testing process, but I did have some minor notes to pass on to Tami, and she was very receptive to them. Again, always a positive note for me. It's a great thing to see a new designer, who has TONS of sewing experience be receptive to feedback.
The construction of this dress gives a lovely, finished look, and the mix and match options that you can do with the crossover bodice make it very versatile.
Purple Seamstress for the front crossover and skirt. I then used this peachish cotton interlock for the sleeves, under cross, sleeves and back. And finished it up with a cotton/lycra deep reddish-pink ribbing. Not our usual style, but Inara says she's a Spring Princess, and loves it.
|She says "one more pic or I punch!"|
For the basic version, I used some cotton lycra scrap in the black with flowers (you can't tell, but they have pretty silver detailing), the skirt is a cotton blend that I got on clearance ages ago, and the sleeves are a cotton jersey. Then I used some leftover pink ribbing for the neckline. It's a lot of print combos, so I was a little nervous, but I really think it came together well. And, again, she loves it. Amazingly, she's had it on all day, so it's definitely a win in this house!
If you're new to knits and looking for something to start with, I would jump on this pattern.
If you're an old hat, grab it anyways, its a great pattern, and you'll get tons of use out of it!
Tami, thank you for allowing me to test! It was a total pleasure and I wish you the best success with your new venture!