I'm not quite sure how this is even possible, considering that she has been around pretty much since the beginning of PDF sewing pattern time, but this is my VERY FIRST Whimsy Couture pattern! Today I'll be sharing with you about the latest release, the Ruffled Neckline Peasant Dress. You can get the dress here for 50% off using the code: RUFFLED for a limited time. Tiered pricing does apply, so stack and save.
Peasants are a favorite for my little one, basically because the amount of ease built in makes for a worry free fit. She's currently one of those body shapes/sizes that requires a lot of modifications in most patterns, but for this one, I was able to make her RTW size (3) without a second thought.
I love the length on this dress. I had been making all her dresses below the knee for some time now, but I really like where this falls. Chubby knees are super cute, in case you didn't know.
The Ruffled Neckline Peasant Dress comes in size 6-9 months all the way up through 11-12. It has only 1 small pattern piece, so only 1 page to print. I definitely favor this method because I use a mat and rotary cutter, so cutting square or rectangular pieces by measurements saves me a lot of time.
One of the fun features that makes the look pop is the cute trim band (she refers to it as wide piping) that goes above the ruffles. So sweet, and an easy addition to make accent colors stand out. I also really loved Denise's method for attaching the neck ruffle. I have made one other neck ruffle pattern and it was done differently and made for way too much bulk in the elastic casing.
I've sewn a lot of peasants over the years, but this was the first one that I've made that called for putting the ruffles in flat rather than in the round. I think this probably makes it easier for beginners, but for someone with lots of old habits, it was actually harder for me to do it this way. Let's just say, my seam allowances aren't always as precise as they should be, so matching up the hem, trim band and armpit was just a little bit tricky. There may or may not be a tiny intentional pucker in the armpit that allowed me to get that bottom hem lined up just a little bit better. Had I been more precise, it would not have been an issue.
I found this to be a very easy pattern, with excellent photos and clear instructions. If you don't have any Whimsy Couture patterns, they are worth a try! Check out the Whimsy Couture Facebook Group for frequent specials and new releases.