Category: Girls

Pattern Test and Review: Autumn Grace with Expansion Pack

I’ve been slowly taking shirts out of my daughter’s closet as the sleeves get too short and as I was doing that this week, I wondered what my daughter’s favorite shirt was.  So I asked.  Without hesitation, she said this one. It’s made of fleece and is very warm.  If it looks similar to this dress I made a few month ago, it’s because this new tunic is made from the Autumn Grace Expansion Pack!  Now when you buy the Autumn Grace Dress, it has dress and tunic lengths, long sleeves and jumper (sleeveless), pockets, a regular neckline, cowl...

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Pattern Test and Review: Evening Primrose Dress

Terra from Terra’s Treasures Designs let me test the Evening Primrose Dress and there is a lot to love about it. It can be a fancy party dress or a fun everyday dress depending on your fabric and print choices.  It can be elegant and it can have lots of personality.  As well as somewhere along that spectrum.  Terra has lots of tester photos on her website (affiliate link) for inspiration and you’ll find plenty of dresses all along that spectrum.  So many gorgeous dresses! First off, some of the non pattern-specific features you’ll love.  Some of these are pretty standard...

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Christmas Dress: Adaline Dress and Tunic

Okay, here’s Pigg#2’s Christmas Dress this year.  When I started testing the Adaline Dress and Tunic, (click here to see my post about testing the dress) Pigg#2 told me she didn’t want ALL of her dresses to be pink.  And I said “Oh!  Okay.”  but was thinking “WHAT?  Most of the time you like things simply BECAUSE they are pink!” and “YES!  Maybe we are breaking out of the ‘Pinkalicious’ phase!” And I showed her this green stretch lace with scalloped edges I have been using in my Etsy shop for banners and ornaments.  And we found this slightly...

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Pattern Test: Adaline Dress and Tunic

Bella Sunshine Designs is a little vintage meets modern and that’s what you get in the Adaline Dress and Tunic.  After I took these pictures, I decided Pigg#2 should have had bobby socks and Mary Janes to complete the look and drive home that 1950’s/60’s vibe I got.  It’s sweet and feminine without a lot of fuss. This dress features a color block fitted bodice, gathered skirt, button closure down the back, slight ruffles at the sleeve edge, and a wide hem that helps it hang nicely.  Oh, two sleeve lengths, dress and tunic lengths, and a lined bodice...

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Pattern Test: Gabriella’s Winter Coat

When I saw Melissa Prendergast’s testing call for Gabriella’s Winter Coat (affiliate link) I really, really, really wanted to test it.  Like REALLY wanted to.  The challenge of making an actual coat was so exciting to me!  And it did not disappoint.  I learned so much through this pattern test.  And now I feel like I can sew anything! Cue Music. “I am Super Girl and I’m here to save the world.” Princess Diaries anyone? Cough* Maybe it’s just me… Gabriella’s Winter Coat is sized from 6 months to girl’s 12.  It is meant to be made of wool or...

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