I think there are probably quite a few of us that are thinking about the holidays, and not just about finding presents for everyone and all the events we have to attend, but also about the clothing we’ll wear. As someone that sews, I like to plan in advance. I like to stalk Pinterest, look through my pattern stash, and scour the fabrics. Simple Life Pattern Co. started a blog tour specifically for the special occasions that everyone is likely to attend. All of the bloggers in the tour used SLPco patterns to create a special occasion look. After looking through all of the patterns, I decided on the Paisley open back dress paired with the Juliette capelet.
The Paisley dress pattern calls for knit fabrics. Because of the knit, I knew that she would be comfortable in her dress while she ran and played. The capelet is for woven fabrics and is a free pattern with a code from the SLPco Facebook group. Although, I didn’t see any tester pics with fur, I knew that was the look that I really wanted.
I got both of the royal blue stretch velvet and the white faux fur from Hart’s Fabric (the fabric sponsor for this tour). Dana was amazing to work with, and my fabrics arrived so fast! The tissue paper pattern that they wrap their fabrics in is such an awesome and fun touch when you open your package. The quality and feel were both top notch!
The Paisley has a circle skirt option, or a gathered skirt. I went with the circle skirt, as I knew she’d love to be able to twirl. I also did the neckline with a binding, but if I did it again with stretch velvet I would do the neckband option, as it was tough to do the binding since I couldn’t iron the velvet. This was a surprisingly quick sew, and I had it finished in one day.
The capelet was also a quick and simple design that only took me a few hours to complete (after cutting out the fur and vacuuming up all of the fur that decided to take over my sewing room). The white fur is so amazingly soft that I want to make one for myself too, even if I’ll look like a caroler.
These patterns were definitely perfect for what I had envisioned her wearing this holiday season. Be sure to check out what all the other bloggers made, and follow along with the blog tour this week. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway that is going on as well!
November 13 – Kainara Stitches – Ammon Lane
November 14 – Sew and Tell Project – Lace and Pine
November 15 – Sunflower Seams – SewSophieLynn
November 16 – Wonderfully Handmade – Idle Sunshine – I am Mami de Sofiona
November 17 – Pear Berry Lane – It’s Liesel
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