Pattern Swap: Townmouse

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.

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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!

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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!

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This little bow detail on the shoulder is the only closure!

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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.

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The perfect length for running and playing!

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Sidenote- those piggies tails make me all sorts of heart eyes.

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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!