Sewing | Pattern Testing |LOL Swing Dress

Remember the LOL Swing Top by Jennuine Design? See this post.

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I tested it when my tiny Tessa was just a brand new baby. When Jenn came out with the dress expansion, I knew I needed to be involved in the testing. (Note: this post is about 10 months overdue :/ Actually, I have several overdue testing posts. I will try to get caught up soon.)

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The dress has the same adorable back and A-line shape as the top.

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It has optional pockets. It’s a color-blocking dream, which really makes Tessa happy.

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For testing, I usually use fabric from my stash, which also necessitates color-blocking. Tessa’s little pink dress is, literally, her favorite piece of clothing right now.

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She would wear it every single day if I let her… even now, in the freezing cold temperatures! She wears it to school, to church, and to play. I should probably make her another few versions for this summer.

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My sister had just had her brand new baby, so I decided to make a little dress for her, too. I love it on a tiny baby!

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Sewing | Pattern Testing: Limon Dress and Top

DSC_0007 (3)eppdDo you remember the Kudzu Cargos that I made, here, and here?  What about the Fawn Lily, here?  Charming Doodle has contributed another pattern to Willow and Co Patterns that I think you’ll like!  It is called the Limon Dress and Top.

DSC_0013 (4)ppdThis was such a fun test.  The pattern is fun and engaging, and easy to understand.  The finished dress (or top) is fully lined and finishes very professionally.  The pattern includes instructions for sleeveless or sleeved, optional button placket and ruffles, and different hem length options.

DSC_0017 (3)ppdI added elastic to the hemline of my sleeves, giving a different look. DSC_0013 (3)ppdI also did a bubble hem by shortening the lining, ruffling the outer skirt hem, and sewing the two hems together.  I like the way that puffy shape of the sleeves is repeated in the bubble hem.

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DSC_0024 (4)ppdYou may not know this about me: I LOVE tucks… and the Limon Dress has plenty of them!  I love ironing them down… I know, I’m weird.  🙂

DSC_0022 (5)ppdAnyway, this really is a beautiful pattern!

Check out the other tester projects here.

And, pick up your copy of the Limon Dress and Top Pattern here.

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