When Celina first posted a sneak peek in her Facebook group (here), I knew I had to make one for my daughters. In fact, I ended up making waaaaay more than one, ha ha ha. I think I might have made six tunics/dresses (or maybe it was closer to um...10...heh heh) of them during the course of testing, which, if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know this. There is something about Celina's patterns that I find really addictive. In fact, I secretly think of this as the "Lays potato chip dress" because I betcha can't make just one! Go on! I dare you! It's on sale for $7 for the next two weeks in the shop.
There are lots of fun options with this pattern, and it's labeled confident beginner. I tested the most basic version, Option B (elasticized neckline and no pockets), which I think is beginner-friendly.
|Getting there, right?|
|For this version, I used gold piping and some leftover pink linen from a tunic I had made for myself.|
|I used flat piping (otherwise known as bias tape, ha ha) and sewed on a little flower. Later, I added two more because the one was looking a bit lonely by itself.|
|Here is my youngest, wearing the three-flower version.|
Wow, this is turning into a photo-heavy post. Sorry about that. Just a few more, I promise!
|And because I really wanted to try out the double sleeves, I made this version with a really lightweight woodblock print fabric I got from Humongous in Fabric Town, Nippori. Isn't it pretty?|
|I added a ruffle bit to the front neckline, but I'm not so sure about it now. I think there is enough going on with this special dress not to have to add any embellishments. But I wanted to experiment. And see? It's definitely playtime-friendly!|
I'd love to see your versions! Please leave a comment and let me know where I can find yours, tag #tiptopdress on Instagram, or join the Petit a Petit Patterns Facebook Group to share your makes!