Hello friends, Happy New Year! I am excited to share with you my Christmas gift pattern and fabric, my owl clover dress. When the rents asked what I wanted for Christmas, of course I said fabric and patterns! I specifically asked for this owl print rayon from fabric.com and the
amazing Papercut Pattern the Clover Dress.
I really enjoyed putting this pattern together but labored over the decision of what fabric to make the chevron cut outs on the top bodice, I really wanted black lace but in the end the nude silk (leftover from Promballoona) really was more complimentary to the print.
One nice thing about this pattern is no buttons or zips to deal with, and it comes together fairly quickly.
I chose to use all french seams, because let's face it- french seams are always a good idea.
And I didn't make a muslin, the dress looked like it was loose enough that I could rely on the
measurements to be correct, which they were. I wouldn't mind having this dress be just a tiny bit
looser in future though. I did chose to make a self belt instead
of the belt that the dress instructions include.
If you are wondering if you should buy this pattern, I am here to tell you- YES! It is a winner in my book and maybe will become a TNT for me.
The front was a bit of a pattern matching fail, it actually did not even occur to me to try at all
until I sewed it together and realized that I should have.
Thank you to Katie for taking these photos and mom and Mike for the
fantastic Christmas presents!