Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hey June Trevi Dress

This post is long overdue. The Trevi Top and Dress from Hey June released last week! This is an awesome pattern (all of Adrianna's are) and it is perfect for Spring.

When I tested this dress we had a weird cold spell for about three days. I needed to get final pictures during those three days and I tried to stand outside, but even with the sun out it was way too frigid. We got all of Winter in a short blast one weekend at the end of February. It was cold but then it was gone and Spring is back in full force. What I was trying to say is the cold is why my photos are indoors.

Anywhoo, here is the Trevi. This is a pattern for wovens and you can make a top, or a dress. I'm a sucker for cute Spring dresses so that's what I made, y'all. 

I found this rayon challis at Joanns and it was perfect for this pattern. I am going to have to make some sort of slip for it because it's a little sheer. All of my childhood nightmares of being forced to wear a slip are coming back to haunt me.

I love the high cut neckline because I don't need any wardrobe malfunctions. The length is super cute, just short enough to be a little sassy. The buttons up the back are a pain to finish but the end result is so worth it! All seams are finished inside and the sleeves are finished with bias tape so this dress is as pretty inside-out as outside-in. If that makes sense?

If you're looking for a fun new pattern for your Spring wardrobe, look no further! You can purchase the Trevi Top and Dress here. Here is a fun roundup of all of the other testers of the Trevi Top and Dress.


Friday, March 17, 2017

The Festivity Dress(es)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This post has nothing to do with the current holiday and everything to do with a past holiday. Also, be warned, this post is picture heavy...

I've created a little tradition of making my girls Thanksgiving dresses for the past few years. This past year was no different. BUT...I haven't blogged about them until now, because LIFE. So, now that it is March and Thanksgiving was four months ago, I thought I would catch up on blogging a few of my past sews.

May I introduce, the Festivity Dress by E&E Patterns. It is a lovely dress perfect for the holidays with a fit and flare silhouette. I love the 3/4 sleeves on little girls but you could even make a short sleeved version for spring.

I found this coordinating quilting cotton at Joanns with gold accents and thought it would be perfect for the girl's dresses.

The bodice is fully lined and closure is an invisible zipper. Such a nice clean finish.

It passes the twirl test! My girls loved their Festivity Dresses this year!You can purchase the Festivity Dress here.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Looks Like Spring

Spring left and Old Man Winter returned for the next few days. Can you believe last week it was near 70 and we were outside most of the day enjoying the sunshine?
Today it's been rainy and COLD. All the poor cherry blossoms are in for a shock when it freezes tonight. So sad. Hopefully spring returns soon! 

Last week I tested a beautiful dress pattern by E&E Patterns. This the Mira Dress and is a super quick sew, about two and a half hours start to finish. 

It has a lined bodice and three different options for the bodice. Also an invisble zipper, don't be scared, they are actually really easy to install!

The skirt very full and definitely twirl worthy, which is always a favorite. 

This lovely little dress released last week just in time for your spring sewing, Easter dresses anyone? I think so! You can purchase the Mira Dress here.


Monday, March 13, 2017

A New Shoreline

I was able to test the lovely Shoreline Boatneck by Blank Slate Patterns a few weeks back. I made a woven version with a few alterations as directed by the pattern and the fit is perfect!

This top is so versatile, made with wovens it is a dressier top that is really cute when paired with skinnies and flats.
When made with knits, you have the perfect casual tee for spring. I say spring only because once summer hits it's too hot for sleeves. :) You can also make the dress version, which I haven't tried, but it looks pretty cute. The Shoreline Boatneck re-released with a few pattern hacks and you can get your copy here.