Friday, June 28, 2013

Edelweiss pattern tour!

Hello web friends.  I was ecstatic to pattern test for the SUPER talented Adrianna the mastermind behind the pattern line hey june, and co-author of Crafterhours, and then my husband had to pick me up off the floor when I was asked to be on the tour!

It one of our communication emails Adrianna said "Yea, Three Girls club!"  And I couldn't agree more!  I love my crazy girls and their three different personalities, sassy, bossy, and sweet! Can you pick which one is which?!?!  Warning PICTURE OVERLOAD HERE!!!!

I have to say I was not "compensated" for this review, however I was given the pattern for free, but it is AWESOME and I would purchase it over and over again. 

"The Edelweiss Dress is a cute, breezy sundress with an empire bodice and ruffled straps. It comes with an option for a pieced bodice, so you can feature a beloved fabric, vintage hanky, piece of embroidery, or anything you'd like in the central panel. It also comes with a tunic length option that pairs perfectly with leggings, shorts, or pants."

As I was cutting the pattern pieces I started singing "edelweiss, edelweiss, you look happy to meet me"  Fav movie of all time, well Musical at least!  And I continued to sing all the way through the sewing, "Hi My name is Ashley and I am a nerd"
I had some beautiful voile cotton and chambray in my stash and went to work!  The pattern is super easy to follow and comes together quickly.  I made three dresses in a week and I am no super woman, I like my 9 o'clock bedtime!

The bodice fit is wonderful, definatly check with the measurement and not just the age/size, My girls are tiny for their age and ALWAYS need a size down.  With that, the bodices fit like a glove (with just a wee bit of wiggle room) but that's a good thing, no gaping under the arms!  I chose to make the one piece bodice front, but the next time I make it I will try the pieced version!

The only "modification" if you can call it that, was with the straps.  I followed the pattern to a T, but before I stitched them down, I tried them on the girls, and adjusted the length so the straps would not be too loose and fall.  I have come to find that anytime I make something and it has one little hiccup, the girls refuse to wear it! 

This pattern can be dressed up for a special occasion, or as casual as a Saturday afternoon walk around the town square!  The girls L.O.V.E these dresses and beg for them all the time!

I love all things "rufflefied" yes it's a word.... and the sweet ruffles on the straps give it the perfect feminine touch.
This dress will be one that I make for several years to come, and yes matchy matchy (and big bows) is they way we roll down here in the South.

After I made these I had to make just one more (for now) and I added pockets in the side seam!
This is the perfect dress for some vintage lace from my grandmothers stash!

Thanks again Adrianne for this opportunity!
If you would like to purchase this pattern, and who wouldn't... hurry and tap your way over to the pattern shop!   Happy sewing!