Friday, February 12, 2016

Sew Much Ado Pattern Review - Magrath Dress & Tunic

Sew Much Ado just released the Magrath dress (and tunic). It reminds me of a modern princess dress. It's a surprisingly quick sew and gorgeous too! 

 About the pattern:

  • Dress and Tunic lengths included
  • Sizes 12-18 months - 12 years
  • 3 sleeve lengths; short, 3/4, and long but you could easily make it sleeveless as well. ;)
  • Modest Sweetheart neckline
  • Awesome exposed zipper for a pop of color
  • Pattern has the option to print in layers
  • Size chart and finished measurements included

My Abby is wearing the size 7 as is. She technically could have fit the chest and waist a size down, but with her broad shoulders I wanted her to be comfortable and  get some wear out of it. 

The tips and tricks in the pattern allow for a perfect finish every time. I love learning new techniques in a pattern! 

 The main dress is a charcoal corduroy with gold polka-dots that I found in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby for $4 a yard.

The light pink bow fabric, which also has gold polka-dots (spotting a trend here? ) is a Michael Miller print.

Magrath is currently on sale for $7 and totally worth the purchase!

Just Abby being Abby. Enjoy! ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shwin Designs Pattern Review - Penny Lane Dress

I'm so happy to be back to blogging. The details in the patterns coming out lately are just stunning. I had the opportunity to test thew Penny Lane Dress by Shwin Designs for my Abby who is now 6 and we are both so happy with it. 

About the pattern:

  • Available in either a top or a dress 
  • Cuffed sleeves (same piece as the bodice, win!)
  • Adorable Crossback design
  • Available in sizes 12-18 months to 8. 
Abby is rocking the size 7 dress as written. She's square in the middle of the sizing on the chart. 

Handmade gold polka-dot bias tape and an intricate back detail. Need I say more? ;)

The main fabric for the dress is Summer Night Lights from the Michael Miller Wee Wander collection.

The gold polka-dots is from Joann's.

This dress is adorable and a really quick sew. There will definitely be more of these for summer around here. I only wish it came in bigger sizes for my oldest. :)

Penny Lane is on sale right now for $6. Hop over and grab your copy.