Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Elise Ruffle Dress

Lucky me I got to test a pattern before it was released 
(now I can tick that off my bucket list)

The Elise Ruffle Dress
Little Lizard King

It was so much fun. All the women who tested this dress were wonderful. We exchanged ideas on fabric choices and sewed like mad women. It was all done and dusted in a week!
I got to test the size 12 (yep it goes all the way up to size 12).
I was a little worried that it might be too girly for Miss B now she is a tween lol, but we picked some fabulous fabric from Riley Blake and made it perhaps just a little funkier than I ever imagined.

This pattern is definitely versatile. It comes with every option you could probably ever want, including 3 styles of hems, 2 styles for the bodice and 2 lengths (dress or top).

Miss B is wearing the deluxe version. I call it that because this one requires the most fabric and let me tell you those ruffles at the bottom went on and on and on for miles! but I think they look fabulous, so worth the effort. It was the first time I had done the double ruffle and I am in love (complete details on how to achieve this look are in the pattern)

Of course the reason for miles and miles of ruffles is that the skirt is very full. Now I'm not a huge fan of gathering but it just looks soooo good, the pattern even comes with a tutorial on gathering (seriously they thought of everything!)

I have sewed similar dresses to this one before but I have never been completely happy with the fit, but this pattern has an elasticized back (I'm still too nervous to shirr lol) and a tie under the bust line so it fits perfectly :) 

So like I said they have thought of everything including a doll size option, so here is 
Mini Miss B in her matching dress.

One last thing, the price. Personally I think they could have charged more but they have priced it at $9.50 ($US), which is a bargain for what is really at the very least 3 patterns (dress, top & doll)

Well that's it what are you waiting for go grab it yourself, here is the link again :)

Elise Ruffle Dress
Little Lizard King

Stephanie xoxo

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