We are continuing our week of spring dresses today with the Deer Creek Tunic and Dress from New Horizons Designs. Trisha made this version and the color and fit are perfect for her! Are you inspired to sew for spring yet? Follow along all week to see the rest of the series!
I have been eyeing the Deer Creek Tunic and Dress from New Horizon’s for a while now. I have seen a lot of similar dresses pop up in local boutiques and I wanted to recreate the look with some of my scrumptious double brushed poly. I did end up lengthening the bodice by an inch and the skirt by an inch and a half to accommodate for my height. At almost 6 feet tall, this is a standard adjustment I have to make to all patterns. I wish I would have lengthened the bodice by 2 inches to get it to billow out over the elastic waist a little more. This is when I remember that I should always make a muslin before cutting into my good fabric. So learn from my mistake and make a muslin first!
This dress went together quite quickly and was an easy sew. I like that the top and bottom are different pieces. This makes adjusting for your body quite easy. I am a pear shape and am much smaller on the top than the bottom. I was able to do the smaller top, and then the larger bottom to get the perfect fit. I think the next one I make I will try the straight hem version, instead of the curved hem. My oldest daughter saw it and is now begging me for one for her. Luckily there is a matching kid’s pattern, so I can get that and make her one as well!
Trisha reviews the boutique style Deer Creek dress by New Horizons. The versatile pattern offers different hem styles and tunic or dress length.
We are sharing three versions of the 11th Hour Gear pattern by New Horizons Designs. This PJ and loungewear pattern has something for all of your littles!
Heather is sewing herself some love with the Riviera Raglan from New Horizons Designs and the Laundry Day tee and Willow Wrap Top from Love Notions.
We couldn't do a week of Patriotic inspiration and NOT include BOYS!!!!! Denita and Carrie have some adorable boy looks to share with you today.....
So I constantly see posts online to the tune of: 'What exactly is X fabric?', 'What should I order online', 'I just wish I could touch it...'
Well, I am here to give you some insight. I'm hoping to do more and more of these posts over the next year so that by the end of 2015 if someone asks 'What is X fabric?', you are going to have the answers!
The temps are starting to drop, there is a crispness in the air, and every once in a while I catch a tree with leaves that are starting to change color. Fall is on the way, and we know what that means...... tedious hours spent transferring our kids wardrobes from summer to fall ;op Hahahahaha, but it also means some super awesome layering and great style. And the more you layer, the longer you can take getting that fall wardrobe pulled together.
Here are some great patterns from Terra's Treasures, and some fun ideas to layer and style them for Fall fashion fabulous-ness.
Offbeat Oxford Pattern Tour