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Girl's Fox Dress

Monday, October 29, 2018

This Girl's Fox Dress by BurdaStyle has become a major favourite in Anja's wardrobe! With all the little details, it's a lot of fun to sew, too. It's part of the Time for School collection

Anja is wearing a size 122.

BurdaStyle Girl's Strap Dress

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This month's BurdaStyle Influencer post features the Girl's Strap Dress which is part of the recently released Welcome to Greece Collection. This pattern is great for showcasing light, breezy fabrics like this embroidered cotton from my local shop. Since the dress is fully lined, the slight sheerness of the fabric didn't matter. It's so perfect for the hot summer days and Anja now wants to wear this dress everyday!

Project Run & Play Shop Blog Tour

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Have you heard about the new shop over at Project Run & Play? Past participants designs have become patterns that are now available for purchase. Now you can shop for those amazing designs all in one place! There are 17 patterns in the shop and new ones will be added as designers continue to create them. 

As part of the Grand Opening celebration, select patterns will be featured in a blog tour and available on sale for the whole month of July. I had the opportunity to sew the Squared Away Tunic & Dress by Winter Wear Designs.

This pattern is a clean lined classic piece that is great for year round wear.  With options of short sleeve or 3/4 sleeve you have coverage for all temperatures.  The square front neck and pleated skirt keep the lines simple with great detail.  The skirt has a high low hem line and can be made in a dress length or as a tunic to pair with jeans, jeggings, or leggings.  The dress length is designed to hit above the knee in front and below the knee in back.

I made the dress with some double gauze purchased from my local fabric shop in a size 5 lengthened to a size 7. The fit is great and I love the pleats and hemline. The pieced neckline really allows for some creativity in pairing different fabrics, although I used the same fabric for this particular dress. 

To celebrate the grand opening of the shop, you can get 20% off all dress patterns. Sales in the shop won't happen often, so make sure to grab some patterns at a discount during the Daily Inspiration Pattern Tour while you can!
There is also a giveaway (ending August 1) with some fantastic prizes! There will be five (random) winners for the following prizes:
$50 gift certificate to DH Fabrics and Co.
1 dress pattern from the Project Run & Play shop
1 separates pattern from the Project Run & Play shop
1 outerwear pattern from the Project Run & Play shop
1 accessories pattern from the Project Run & Play shop
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Huge Summer Sale

Monday, July 2, 2018
It's the biggest sale of the year! No code needed. Only until July 5.

BurdaStyle Influencer - Girl's Bib Dress #2

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Here is a second version of the Girl's Bib Dress from BurdaStyle. This is such a great pattern, and I know Anja is going to get a lot of use out of her new dresses.

Fabric: Fine Wale Corduroy

BurdaStyle Influencer - Girl's Bib Dress

Thursday, June 14, 2018

How exciting to be sharing my first BurdaStyle Influencer post! This is the first of a whole year's worth of BurdaStyle makes. Every month, I'll be sharing something made from the huge selection of kids' patterns. The Girl's Bib Dress (02/2018) was an easy choice because it fits my girl's style perfectly. I made a size 116 and increased the length by a few centimetres (Anja's 120cm tall with a 59 cm chest). We couldn't be happier with the results!

Fabric: Fine Wale Corduroy

Pauline Dress & Tunic PDF Pattern Release

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Pauline Dress & Tunic is a comfortable, stylish, versatile garment that is perfect for any season. The signature ruffle framing the rounded neckline makes for a stunning silhouette. It features options for sleeveless, three-quarter, or long sleeve lengths and has a single button and loop closure. It is gathered slightly across the front and back, and the bodice is fully faced.

Sizes: 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 years
- 53 page pdf document with full colour photographs and diagrams
- numbered, step-by-step instructions
- prints on both standard 8.5X11" and A4 paper
- includes both imperial and metric measurements
- finished garment measurements chart
- full-size pattern pages
- pattern sizes are colour coordinated and have individual line styles (print in black and white OR colour)
- clear instructions for printing only the size(s) you need using PDF layers
- 3/8 (1cm) seam allowances included
- no serger needed
- link to pattern instantly delivered to your Paypal account e-mail once payment processed
The Pauline Dress & Tunic pattern is available for purchase here.

Pauline Dress & Tunic Testers

Thank you to all of the testers who took the time and effort to give such important feedback on the Pauline Dress & Tunic pattern. Their suggestions were just what was needed to make this pattern release possible. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank their models as well. They really did a fantastic job!

Special thanks to: Chloe, Colleen, Delphine, Emily, Faten, Ingrid, Intan Sofia, Jeanette, Kristen, Been, Mai, Maria Luísa, Ondinneke, Pawinee, Sandra, Wen, Marie-Claudine, and Zoe.

Here are some of their beautiful Pauline Dresses & Tunics:




The Pauline Dress & Tunic pattern is available for purchase here.

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