Hello there! I've got another pattern swap to share with you today, and this one is divine. I've swapped patterns with Kristine of Townmouse Children's Wear.
I've sewn up my own autumnal version of the Adelaide Sundress, her latest pattern release. Since Charly got a whole slew of new clothes in the EXPLORER mini collection I made this one for Caroline. Don't let this face fool you- she was well compensated with candy for her modeling work!
Having never sewn one of her patterns before I was eager to see what it would be like. I'm happy to report that her illustrations are stunning, instructions are clear, and no detail goes unfinished! I loved her construction methods and felt they all gave a nice clean finish. The Adelaide Sundress pattern is stated as suitable for seamstresses of all abilities- I wouldn't choose it as a first project, but certainly a confident beginner can tackle this pattern.
I made this dress using an upcycled wool skirt for a nice fall layering piece. I sewed a size 1 based on my daughter's chest measurement but will size up next time as the armscye is a bit high under the arms for my tall skinny 2 year old. Other than that, the fit is divine and the simple shape is oh-so-adorable!
This little bow detail on the shoulder is the only closure!
I love these little pockets- she gives great instructions for stabilizing the stitching, and I love how they're bound at the top for a nice finish.
The perfect length for running and playing!
Sidenote- those piggies tails make me all sorts of heart eyes.
This dress was a pleasure to sew up and I'm confident her other patterns would be too! Want to see Kristine's version of the Blue Ridge Dress? Head over here to read the details!