A couple of weeks ago I was very lucky to be picked up to test a new pattern designed by Laura the creative mind of the Craftstorming blog and head designer at Titchy threads patterns for kids. As always testing patterns for Laura is a pleasure, because she is very organised, also has a fantastic eye for detail and she never releases a pattern before them being the best quality. I haven’t have the opportunity to show my testing version and today is your lucky day!
But before I wanted to tell you about the pattern. The Rushbrook Dress and Top includes 13 sizes from 12-18 months to 12 years. Has a simple floaty sihouette with a lovely racer back, which I found super pretty and feminine. Although a first glance is a summer dress, I also feel is perfect for layering during colder months. Just use a long sleeve t shirt underneath or a nice jumper/sweater on top, even adding stockings will do a fantastic job. You can dress it up depending on fabric choices, but also comes with lots of details like ruffles, button placket, flutter sleeve and a hem ruffle! as I said, it is a very feminine design, then if your little one is up for delicate dresses, this one is for her.Now talking about geeky sewing details, this pattern is suitable for an “intermediate level but could be made by a confident beginner looking to stretch their skills” you will love it if you want to learn how to make a button pocket and french seams! really a great pattern to practice new skills. Instructions as always are clear and she guide you on every step.
- Pattern: Rushbrook Dress and Top
- Size: I sewn size 5 adjusting the length to size 6.
- Fabric: Main fabric is a floral Cotton lawn bought in my local fabric shop, ruffles and sleeves are made in blue chambray I won it -I think three years ago- in a sewing contest and is from HERE. I’m not sure if is still in stock but the owner offers a lovely selection of fabrics, then I think is worth a look.
The sewing process was a bliss, even making for the first time a proper button placket. the french seams are such a nice finish I might start using them more on my sewing projects. Although I was a bit lazy and I used KAM Snaps instead of buttons, I think the final product is very pretty and she wore it lots while the weather was warm. Now I need to make one for autumn and I’m itching to make one on corduroy or even maybe denim. Let’s see how will go because my sewing queue is getting bigger and bigger every day but there is not enough hours in the day!.
Thank you so much for stop by and if you would like to get inspired there is a line up of amazing bloggers showing their makes during October. And today my friend Jenya and I are opening the blog tour, just follow the links and land in amazing lands of inspiration!