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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Willow and Co Patterns: Wanderlust

Today is the day!  Willow and Co Patterns is releasing their first pattern collection, called Wanderlust.  It is a “glamping” collection with easy breezy, cute and versatile, interesting patterns for kids 6 months to 12 years.  I tested the Ash Jumpsuit, as you may recall… and I flash tested the Kudzu Cargos, which will be released at a later date. 

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I mostly tested the fit on these, so the fabric is not necessarily what I would have chosen if I were to make them for reals.  🙂  I kind of like the crazy combo, though…

ImageThey have some really great details and finish up really nicely.  I love the knit waistband- no elastic, no zippers, no buttons… but they still stay on. 

ImageI also love the pocket details and the pleating on the front. 

ImageThey look pretty cute on my skinny guy’s little hiney.

ImageWatch for this pattern to be released soon. 

In the meantime, head on over to Willow and Co to pick up all of the other Wanderlust patterns!