I have no idea how I found this blog…maybe pinterest? Who knows!
Anyway, the designs were so neat and beautiful, I immediately tried to find the patterns
There is an etsy shop, and there was just one dress in the shop, which is beautiful but it wasn’t the one that had caught my eye
It was this one
It was the sleeves, the little petals and a button that got my attention…
I contacted the designer and she told me that the Petale design would be in the shop today
So this morning I looked and it was there, so I bought it! 🙂 However, there was a problem, the instructions were all in French! I do understand a little bit of French….I can do this!!
The detailing on this pretty top are so beautiful and such a pleasure to do
There is even piping around the facing on the inside
and the hem…those pleats, I used my ruffler foot to get them so even
There is an alternative design to make out of a knit fabric with the tighter hem to make the top a blouson shape
I managed to work out the instructions by the pictures, but I had started to cut out the pieces when I began to think that they were looking a bit small for the age 10 size that I had chosen
So I went back and managed to work out that we were told not to forget to add seam allowances! I went back and added a SA of 1cm to my pieces, I like that amount…gives me enough to work with but not too little that it frays away if there’s a need to upick 😦
All went well until I went to do the buttonholes, I realised that I had placed the skirt curved opening a bit too near the end of the bodice so the lovely open bit below the buttons isn’t as flat as it could be…next time!!
I can see this pretty top being worn with shorts or cropped trousers on a hot summer’s day…
I’ve got a very busy week ahead of me so my sewing will slow down somewhat, but tomorrow afternoon is my sewing group, so I have to decide on what I’ll be taking with me to work on
There’s that other pattern in that shop…maybe I need that one too?