Ansley Dress and Top by Blaverry Patterns

Options are always great when it comes to PDF patterns. Whether it be a wide size range or different views, it makes your pattern bucks go a little further. You know, so you can spend it on more fabric! Let's check in with Crystal and Kara as they tell us about the new Ansley Dress and Top pattern from Blaverry!

Hello, hello! It is Crystal here, from Stitched by Crystal, and today I am here to share the new Ansley top and dress pattern from BlaverryPatterns with you!

This was my first time sewing up a pattern from Blaverry and, I must say, I was not disappointed!  This pattern is great! And it gives you tons of options; here is everything you can choose from in this one pattern…

·         Top or dress length

·         Hi-lo or regular hem.

·         Traditional hem, bias trim hem, or ruffled hem

·         Sleeveless, short sleeves, puff sleeves, flutter sleeve, or ¾ length sleeve with or without cuffs.

·         No collar, regular collar, or peter pan collar

That’s a ton of options in one pattern!  If you do the math (which I did because I am nerdy like that…) that is 216 different combinations you can make!  I made the tunic length with no collar and short sleeves. 

The dress or top has an unlined bodice that is neatly finished with a bias tape around the inside of the neckline.  It closes with two buttons in the front and has a finished slit in the skirt that makes for easy on and off.

The size chart put my daughter perfectly in a size 2.  The dress design has a pretty generous fit, I had originally sewn up the pattern in dress length but I felt like the fit was a bit too loose for my petite girl.  So I cut it to tunic length and it is ahhhdorable and still has lots of twirl even as a top! I think I will size down when I make her a dress.

Here are some of the things you will want to know when buying the Ansley…

  • This patterns huge size range will fit girls 9 months – 14
  • Tons of options!
  • 72 pages of pattern pieces with all those options, but there is a print guide so you only print the pages you need.
  • The PDF has layers so you can choose to print all the sizes or just print the size you need. I LOVE that option!
  • There is a size chart with metric and imperial measurements to help you choose which size you need
  • There is a fabric requirement chart also with metric and imperial measurements.
  • The instructions are clear and easy to follow and there are colorful diagrams to illustrate each step.
  • This is a fairly quick sew, I had mine done in about an hour and a half.
  • This pattern is something and advanced beginner would have no trouble sewing up!

This pattern is great for all seasons…choose the sleeveless or short sleeve options for spring or summer, in the cooler weather make the ¾ length sleeves or the sleeveless, flutter, or short sleeve options would be adorable layered over long sleeves.  This fabulous pattern would make a great addition to your little one's wardrobe!
**************************************************************************************************************************The weather at my house has been beautiful!  Cool weather, blue skies, and gorgeous leaves make fall my favorite time of year.  This week has been no exception.  I knew when I saw the Ansley Top by Blaverry, that it would be a great fall wardrobe staple.

I have to tell you that this is a good pattern for an intermediate sewist.  It was a pretty quick sew with a great quality outcome.  I think it looks very professional.  Sometimes collars can be tricky, but this one turned out perfect.

Here are a few highlights of the Ansley pattern:

  • Sleeve options - short, 3/4, flutter, sleeveless
  • Skirt lengths - dress, top, high low top/dress
  • Collar options - no collar, rounded collar, peter pan collar
  • Hem options - no hem, ruffle hem, bias tape hem
  • Measurement chart
  • Printing guide (layered or tiled options)
  • Fabric cutting instructions
  • Computer drafted pattern pieces
  • Digitized assembly directions

I really like the way the top turned out and I will be happy to make more.  I not recommend this pattern for beginner sewists because you need to have knowledge of button holes and basic construction.  

Ansley is a very versatile pattern.  There are 4 options for sleeves, length, hem and collar.  This top can be made into many different outfits and they would all look completely different.  I made the hi/low top with 3/4 sleeves, no hem (although I will probably add a ruffle because it is just a tiny bit short), and a rounded collar.  I have sewn patterns that did not do a good job lining up the side seams of the hi/low option.  My side seams lined up perfectly and I could not have been happier.

I am so pleased and I hope you enjoy!