*Disclaimer*I was given this pattern as part of my participation in the Bundle Up Blog Tour, but all opinions and sewing are my own! For my stop on the tour I made the LilyGiggle Cecille, and you can see my post here!
We made two of these as well, because the different options gave them totally different looks and I wanted to try and show you guys that.
First off, the details:
Sizes: 12mo - 13/14
Three sleeve options: Long, short, sleeveless
Two bodice options: flat or gathered
Multiple skirt lengths included in instructions.
I sewed the sleeveless, gathered bodice, knee length option first, in this really pretty nautical print I've been hanging on to.
What I loved: I really love how different just adding a sleeve and using the different bodice types makes the dress look. I think the longer with the sleeves is perfect for a winter or fall dress, and its dressy without having lots of ruffles, which gives it a nice polished look. As with all of the SS/SB patterns, I LOVE how I can just look at the chart of the kid to pick my sleeve and skirt lengths. Inara is really average, and so I just grab measurements off the charts and they fit her nicely. I love the little bit of flare that the gathered bodice gives the dress. And I LOVE that it's a zippered back!
What I would change: There is one thing that I did differently from the first dress to the second. I cut the lining band pieces 1/2" longer than the outer pieces. I then sewed the skirt to only the outer band and folded the bottom of the lining under, pressed and slip-stitched it to encase the seam.
I'm really glad that I took the time to make these, and I will definitely be making more, for both Inara and as gifts! And I think I'm sold on getting the women's version of this for myself too!
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Thanks for stopping by... if you're around tomorrow, maybe I'll show off another Bundle up pattern I've made!