Sunday, 2 November 2014

Kenzie's Party Dress Blog Tour

Today I am joining in the Kenzie's Party Dress Blog Tour for Everything Your Mama Made & More. This is my first time using an EYMM&M pattern. This pattern has a few options to chose from. It can be a dress or a skirt, can have flounces or be a simple gathered skirt, can have little sleeve flutters and a sash. I chose the skirt version with flounces.

Eloise chose the, pink, and more pink :/ She was very happy with the super pink end result. She happily climbed and spun around and then wore it to the shops with her Daddy.

This is not a pattern one makes for everyday wear. It requires a lot of fabric and will take heaps of ironing after washing it. I think the simple skirt option would be more practical and more likely to be worn again. That said, it is not overly complicated to make. The gathering is the most labour intensive part of the pattern.

There are a few things I'd do differently if I was to make it again. I would take more time lining up the flounces and I would either add a second row of elastic to the back waistband or I'd make the waistband narrower.

And now for the fun part... Pics of E :)

The two shots below show the skirt sitting quite low. I had put in on her higher up but she kept pulling it down, I guess she prefers skirts to sit lower on her waist.

Spinning and twirling. She couldn't wait to spin and jump and twirl around.

Don't all little girls like to climb trees in party skirts? My little girl sure does...might explain why I love making jeans for her most of the time :)

Thanks for coming along to see my version of this pattern. There are some more bloggers joining in over the next week and a half. Check out EYMM&M for the links to the other participants in the tour.

You can buy your copy here and use the coupon code LITTLELADY for 30% off any Kenzie’s Party Dress purchase until 11:59pm PST on 12/11/2014.

And... there is a rafflecopter giveaway below too :) The prizes total $125 and include $50 EYMM gift certificate, Stitchbox Monthly November Sewing Box ($35 value), $25 EYMM gift certificate, and a Little Lady Sheet of Jamberry Juniors Nail Wraps ($15 retail).

Let me know what you think.

Kerry xx

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