Today we have such a beautiful dress to share with you. The Saffron Dress by Zafarani. If you are looking for one more summer dress to end out the season (I know Labor Day has passed, but it is still technical Summer until the end of the month!!!) or if you live in that half of the world that is now entering spring and warmer weather, you need to give this dress a try! The detailing in the back is what makes me truly fall in love. The front has a great V neck, and you can check out how Hayley changed her's up with a different neckline for her daughter's birthday dress at Welcome to the Mouse House. If you need MORE inspiration, you should check out our second Reviewer's full post HERE - I love the mix of fabrics and how it completely changes the look of the dress. I'm thinking this is also another dress that could be layered over a fitted long sleeve T for fall or worn with a cardigan or cropped sweater for the cooler months ahead. And Zafarani is offering our readers a chance to win a FREE copy of the pattern! Make sure to enter below.
- This review was completed by a 3rd party objective reviewer who received a complimentary copy of the pattern in order to complete the review. Neither Pattern Revolution nor the reviewer received any additional compensation for this review.
Now here is Katie to tell you all about sewing it up....
- The pattern comes in sizes 6-12 months on up to 8. There are 2 pattern pieces to print for the bodice, and then a table of measurements for the rest of the rectangular pieces. I always do a little happy dance when I see there are only 2 pages to print. And not only that, you don't even have to scroll through to see which pages you need. There is a chart letting you know which pages to print for each size. Gotta love that!
- There is a child's measurement chart, as well as a finished measurement chart - no guesswork in picking your size here.
- Each and every step is clearly outlined and accompanied by a photo. There are some techniques in this pattern that I have not done before, so the pictures really helped.
- The back features an adorable button tab closure, and a small bit of encased elastic at the back waist. These make for a perfectly fitted look to the dress, even though it slips on without undoing the button.
- It twirls!
This pattern is an intermediate pattern. It does require a buttonhole, and I had to do a bit of fussy ironing to get the front bodice attached perfectly. I finished it in under 2 hours, from printing to hemming, including too many kid interruptions to count. Oh how I miss the days of naps, this would be a perfect naptime project.
I had to bribe her to go out and take pictures. Her bribery reward? She gets to wear it to school tomorrow! Win!
hahahah, I love the the 'bribe' was getting to wear it to school - how awesome is that! Go check out Janette's Review too, so cute!