Saturday, March 29, 2014

Millie Rose Pattern Review - Double Ruffle Dress

Here is the Double Ruffle Dress by Millie Rose Patterns This pattern review is a little late. I reviewed this pattern at the end of last year. I loved this dress so much that I even used this pattern for my girls' Christmas dresses and then somehow this draft got misplaced. This really is a great pattern and it takes so much less fabric than most ruffly patterns but it still has that twirly girly look that my girls are always after. 

I made Miss Abby the size 5 and the fit is beautiful. She usually wears RTW 5/6. 
I had to take my pictures in the garage because I made this during a crazy snow storms we kept having in Ohio. Abby was in rare form and was all into choosing her own poses. I hope you enjoy. :)
The bodice has a great fit and has a nice finished look to it.
She calls this her princess pose.

The pattern calls for 2 rows of elastic in the back but I went with shirring instead. I prefer the look and fit of the shirring. The sweet sash finishes the look nicely.

I'll leave you with the outtakes that are my awesome little lady.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

GYCT Designs Pattern Review - Seaside Summer Top & Dress

The newest pattern by Chelsea from Get Your Crap Together is the Seaside Summer Top & Dress. It's a great pattern for the summer but it is also a great layering piece. 

Some Perks of the pattern:
  • Easy for little one to dress themselves
  • No button, snaps, or zippers
  • 4 different sleeve and 2 finished lengths provided
  • Goes from 3months to a size 8
  • Great pattern for boys and girls 
  • Can be made out of woven and knit fabrics
I made the short sleeve dress in a size 5 for my 4 year old daughter. The fit was great and the end result was a win. **The length has been lengthened to the knees in the final version.**
My littlest princess is also a HUGE super hero fan. She requested this awesome fabric that I found at Walmart in a 2-yard pre-cut package for around $7.
And of course the Hulk had to join up for pictures.
Here's my sassy girl hamming it up for the camera.
Here is a close up of the front of the Top/Dress. There is a cutout in front. This allows this dress to be made out of woven fabric and fit over the head without a closure.
This is the back of the dress with the sash option. As you can see there is elastic in the back portion of the sash to give it a better fit.

If you are looking for a great beginner dress or just a great looking quick sew, this is the dress/top for you.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Deployment Dolls - Snow Day

If you are following alone, here's the latest with the deployment dolls. They are getting snow far, far away just like we are here (well....not quite as much) and Daddy decided to make a sled and take Mad & Abs sledding. Complete with hot chocolate and everything. If you want to catch their other adventures go here or here