|Added some contrasting bands to match our watermelon theme.|
|Seriously..isn't this adorable?|
- Pattern comes in sizes 1-6 (chest size 20.5" -24")
- Consists of both hand drawn pieces and cutting measurements. (I was a little disappointed to see the hand drawn, BUT, they were very precise. She has the seam allowance written on each piece, which I found very helpful)
- Pattern pieces were NOT nested, and you can find in the cutting guide which pages you need for your size. Sweet!
- Not a fabric hog. You can make each size with less than 2 yards.
- Directions: Tutorial flows along nicely, with pictures for most. There were a few times that I had a hard time following along which picture went with which step and some confusion followed, (cough..pockets..cough) but overall it went smoothly.
- The pocket detail fabric piece I would definitely increase the length of, as my pleats ended up being rather short compared to her pictures.
- Start to finish, with a few breaks, took a couple of hours. Will certainly go quicker the next time as I won't get hung up on directions.
Hi, I'm Kari from That's-Sew-Kari with a review of a sweet dress for all seasons that is full of detail! The Miss Abby Dress is by KidZmoments, a designer based in Australia. Of course, summer is on my mind so I've sewn up a super summer-y version, perfect for strawberry pickin'. But, come fall and winter, I'll just pop a t-shirt underneath.
The details of the dress are what drew me in and I sure had fun playing around with them. I especially love the side buttons and the pocket detail, although I opted not to pleat the trim here.
The pattern covers sizes 1-6 (chest sizes: 20.5"-24"). I must make ridiculously skinny kids because both my 3 & 5 year olds measure into the size 1 (*in bodice size). I decided to trust the chart, and I can say, it's accurate!! Sizes are really just a number anyway. And the way I look at it, my girls will be using this pattern for years...awesome!!
I love the unique back and the fact that all the seams are hidden. The lining even covers the seam where the skirt is attached. I opted to topstitch my bodice out of habit and preference. I was able to topstitch the entire bodice in one continuous line!
The bodice can be left plain or you can jazz it up with an applique or embroidery. I chose an embroidery/applique combo reminiscent of Strawberry Shortcake. I also embroidered a little strawberry peeking out of each pocket.
The only thing I forgot to account for (there's always something, right?!) was the fact that the size 1 bodice may be shorter than intended on them. As you can see, my daughter has to bend her arm quite a bit to get into the pocket. Next time, I will make sure to add on the missing length so the pockets are in a better spot.
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