Natasha Dress/Tunic By Everything Your Mama Made

Today we have Sarah sharing a great new pattern from our affiliate Everything Your Mama Made.  If you aren't familiar with this designer, you need to go take a look.  So far, we have reviewed the Get Moving Pants, the Kymy's Dolman Top, and the Off Shoulder Cowl Neck Top from her Women's collection.  Our reviewers have loved them all - and you can win a 5 pack bundle of the EYMM women's collection in our Build a Better Wardrobe Link Up Party Giveaway (ends 2/28).  Make sure to link up all the self care sewing you have been up to this month for a chance to win!!!

Back to today's pattern - the new Natasha Dress & Tunic. With a variety of lengths and the ability to style this in different ways with or without a belt or sash, this is quite a fun number to add to your closet.  This style is one trend for Spring and Fall 2014 and can be styled to bridge from Bohemian to Elegant and works perfectly for us everyday moms as well!

Source: Mr. Kate http://www.mrkate.com/2014/01/20/everyday-bohemian/

Source: Mr. Kate http://www.mrkate.com/2014/01/20/everyday-bohemian/

RTW sold by SHEEP: http://www.styleglow.com/stylish-winter-shirt-collection-2014-for-girls-by-sheep-ready-to-wear/

RTW sold by SHEEP: http://www.styleglow.com/stylish-winter-shirt-collection-2014-for-girls-by-sheep-ready-to-wear/

Here is Sarah to give you all the details about creating a Natasha Dress & Tunic for yourself...

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Hello there! This is Sarah again and I am wrapping up my month of self care sewing with the Natasha Top from Everything Your Mama Made. This pattern has a cute and trendy look to it, and boy do I need more of that in my wardrobe!

The pattern is designed for drapey knits, and since I have a ton of those in my hoard collection, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to put some to use.


The first thing I noticed abut this pattern was it only has TWO PIECES!  Hooray for quick cutting out!  It has a wide size range, XS-5X, and has four options for length; top, tunic, above the knee dress and below the knee dress.  I don't do dresses, but I liked the option to throw this over a pair of leggings, so I chose the tunic length.  



The hardest thing about this pattern is that I used a lightweight, semi-sheer knit.  That's what gives it the beautiful drape, but it's also a bit harder to work with.  No problem though, because it has very simply construction and great directions for assembly.  The seams are done with a french seam and the directions for those are clear and easy to understand.  With 4 seams and 3 elastic casings, this pattern whips up in no time.  


The pattern includes directions to make a sash for the waist and a faux sash for the neckline.  I paired it with a belt I bought forever ago and have never worn...


I KNEW I would need it one day though! 

This pattern is a lot of wow for the effort.  It is simple to construct, but looks great (and more difficult) on.  It takes less than an hour to sew, so you could make a variety of them for your wardrobe.  


All in all, this is a great self care project.  Loved the pattern, loved the versatility and options.  I will definitely be making more.  

See you soon!
Sarah