Welcome back readers - you are going to love today's pattern for review. We have the newly released Texas Rose pattern by Ellie Inspired! This is a great pattern for back to school and the transition to cooler weather ahead. It comes in sizes 1-16 and with options of a tunic top, dress, long sleeve and short - this is a pattern you will certainly make more than once! And if it looks like it might be too hard for you (IT'S NOT!!!) We have a Sew Along going on here on the blog to help you through every step of the way. The sew along will include two new options - A Peter Pan Collar and Puff Sleeves - that aren't currently involved in the pattern. And Ellie Inspired is offering 15% off this pattern HERE.
- 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 are Trisha and Theresa to share with you both the dress version and the top version of this versatile pattern...
- It comes with a shirt and pants option, or a dress option.
- Collared shirt that buttons down the front, and a faux button tabs on the sleeves.
- Tie belt that attaches with 4 belt loops.
- Double layer ruffle skirt for the dress
- Pattern is nested, with measurements given for all rectangular pieces. No need to waste ink printing off a rectangle!
- Specific page numbers are given letting you know which pages to print for which option you are doing, so you don't have to print off the whole pattern if you only plan on doing one view.
- Pattern has drawings instead of pictures for the instructions.
- There is a long sleeve, or short sleeve option.
- Buttonhole guides are included!
I had never done a real collar before, so this was a new thing for me. It was so much easier than I thought it would be! The top was a little time consuming to do, but it wasn't hard, just lots of little steps. I managed to make this during nap time of 2 different days.
The only thing I changed from the pattern was the ruffle down the front. I knew I wanted it smaller, so instead of folding the edge over and hemming, I simply folded the whole thing in half. I think I might go back and shorten the sleeves a touch too, as they seem a touch long on her.
Overall I thought it was great. The pattern was fairly simple to make, even thought it looks more complicated than it is. And if you're a little scared, go join the sew along over on Pattern Revolution! She will walk you through it step by step with lots of pictures. Plus she is including two new options- a peter pan collar and a puff sleeve for those of you who want to change it up a bit.