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October 2015

Pattern Swap with Hello Holli Patterns

I'm enjoying sewing patterns from other independent designers lately. Adelaide's wardrobe has definitely expanded recently with my spate of sewing.

Gorgeous Holli from Hello Holli and I are doing a pattern swap this month. She launched her fabulous Blue Ridge Dress around the same time I launched my first pattern.

The thing that struck me about this dress when I first saw all the pretty pictures of it, is how well it suits a young girl's shape or posture. The bodice line that comes up at the front is just perfect on a young girl who has a tummy that pops out (which Adelaide still does at 6 because she enjoys her food).

Hello Holli 5

Adelaide loves this dress.  She keeps asking to wear it.

Hello Holli 4

When she loves a dress it often goes back on after bath-time and becomes a nightie as well.

Hello Holli 1

This pattern has beautifully written and laid out instructions and the fit was perfect.  I simply measured Adelaide's height and chose the corresponding size.

Hello Holli 2

If you haven't tried a pattern from an independent pattern designer yet, the Blue Ridge Dress is a great place to start. This is a failsafe pattern that is easy to sew with lovely results. 

Hello holli 3

There are lots of ways you can combine fabrics with this pattern too.  I've seen many finished Blue Ridge Dresses that are made up with 3 fabrics.  I'm looking forward to making another with some shirting fabric and maybe white trim.  Lots of possibilities.

Pattern swap townmouse

Holli has sewn the Adelaide sundress, so pop over to Holli's blog to see her Pattern Swap.