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The Amelie Dress (tester)

If you are looking for a pattern that has great twirl, is stylish, works for the holidays, weddings, or parties, this would be the dress pattern for you!!! This multi-sized pattern goes from 12 months to size 8.  I recently had the opportunity to test this pattern, and I can say that I will definitely be making this again!!  It’s not a hard pattern, but does take some time, so I would allow for that in your planning and sewing. This can be made from cotton wovens (like I used) or out of special occasion fabrics for fancier wear.

The fabrics I used were purchased at Hobby Lobby. They have a wonderful selection of prints with coordinating fabrics, so it’s very easy to choose fabrics that go together (well….once you decide on the main print that is.).  In my photos, my daughter is wearing a pettiskirt under her dress for added fullness, but you definitely don’t have to do this. It has awesome twirl with or without a pettiskirt.

The designer behind this pattern is Honeydew Kisses. This is her first pattern release, and she did a wonderful job of communicating  and listening to all her testers, to make sure this pattern would be easy to understand and follow. This is a PDF pattern, which means once you purchase, you download it, print it out and tape it together. While this may sound very time consuming, it’s really pretty simple, and I can tall you, that the more you do this, the quicker and easier it gets!!  You can find the pattern in her ETSY shop and also in her Crafty shop.  You can also like her facebook page to get announcements about her patterns and sales.

Here are photos of my finished version of the dress

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Love Notions Tuxedo Knit Dress

LNtuxedodressI recently tested the Love Notions Tuxedo Knit Dress pattern.  This is a great pattern for knit fabrics, and perfect for any time of the year. This dress would be great for school, or play and my daughter says it’s very comfy!  I tested a size 10, shown here, and we like our dresses a little long, so the length was perfect for us.

This dress is a quick and easy sew, and has several options. It has several sleeve variations, and can be made to include side seam pockets, make it with or without the ruffle or bib front. With such a great variety, each dress can have a totally different look  to it!

This pattern will be released on June 12 and you can find it in the Love Notions Etsy Store and for the first week, you can use the code  tuxedo   for a 15% discount.