Piper's Flounce Top, Dress and Maxi by Simple Life Pattern Company

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Hi there! It’s me again -- Kari from That’s-Sew-Kari sharing Piper’s Flounce Top, Dress and Maxi from Simple Life Pattern Company.  Piper is jam-packed with options to create a gorgeous and unique dress.  The bodice has options for up to 3 flounces, a low-cut back or modest, and unique gathered shoulders for added detail.  Included lengths are top, dress, high low dress, high low maxi and maxi. The sizes are 2T-12. While it is written for regular woven, flowy fabrics will work too (like rayon, voile, etc.)

As I was gathering fabrics, I was drawn to these two hiding in my stash.  The bottom is Cotton & Steel Hatbox (Palm Springs Navy) and the top is Blend Hello World...Good Day (Tiny Seeds Pink).  I love pink and navy together! I was hoping to sew the high low dress, but had only just enough for the regular dress.

My daughter is in love with this dress and it came together easily.  I really like the added detail at the shoulder. I actually had to move up my sewing to beat the nasty weather and I was able to complete it quickly.  My biggest challenge was blending the sizes for my daughter. At 7, she’s still is a 3 width and just entered the 6 height. Because of the flounces, I had extra pieces to blend.   Next time, I will probably cut out a smaller armscye, but overall, I think I blended pretty well!

We decided to style it with a classic jean jacket -- you can never go wrong with a jean jacket.

Bye for now!! Headed to Hobby Lobby for more fabric so I can sew my high low version!! HA!