I suppose we could unveil another pattern today.. :) Claire, meet everyone. Everyone meet Claire! Everything in this pattern was a spin off of this dress. I had people email me wanting to know if there would be a pattern for it and I had initially said no. But Eliza loves that dress! She wore it constantly until it became too small and then I made another one. I decided that if my little girl loved it so much, then just maybe another little girl would too.
From there, I thought that the bodice was such a good universal style and would lend itself to some peasant tops very well so I threw in a Peasant top and Peasant dress. And from there I thought that it would complete the pattern to have a jumper style dress to wear over the peasant top or dress. And then I thought I'd made a different style apron so you could mix and match the whole thing. (You're going to get a lot of that with my patterns.) With that being said, here is the line up for the Claire Pattern:
The knot straps on the square dress have a pretty petal shaped end that is also the ends of the straps on the apron dress. The Peasant dress on the very right is the perfect length to fit under the Petal Knot Dress. The Peasant top is super cute with frayed jeans. Have fun. :)
My Shirring Tutorial is also being printed in the pattern to have on easy reference. :) You'll notice that the peasant bodices and the ruffles are sewn with a rolled or marrow hem. (The crafting community calls it a rolled hem but apparently the *industry* term is marrow hem so I'm calling it by both.) All of my patterns are designed for this because it makes a cleaner finished product, but I realize that not everyone has a serger. Instructions are given in the pattern how to do a turned hem if you would like.
So sit tight! We're almost there-just waiting on printers at this point. It will be a matter of weeks before you can get your hands on them. And I still have 3 more to share, so I'll space it out over that time. :)
I also want to send you guys over to Jennifer's! She helped out with a bunch of the photography for the patterns. If you don't recognize the kiddo in the picture, she probably took the picture. I've been under deadline after deadline and she has been amazing to work with. I highly recommend her if you are needing something modeled, photographed or just want to talk to a fun person. We came to find out that Dustin and her family actually lived in the same town and were in the same church for a few years. Her mom knows Dustin's mom and they went to the same school! What a small world..