Recently, I had the opportunity to test a new-to-me designer’s dress. Allison from E+M Patterns has several patterns in her shop, but this is the first I opportunity I had to sew up one of her patterns.
The style of this dress is spot on trend-wise. It has a shirred waist (first time shirrer, here!), cute ties at the shoulders (super easy to follow directions for this) and a flattering boat-style neckline.
I sewed up my tester in a black and khaki striped sweater knit. It instantly added sophistication to the dress which is one of things I really liked about this pattern – sew it up in a patterned knit for a fun look or use a solid knit or sweater knit for an entirely different look and feel.
My daughter is a pretty average sized four-year old and fit right into the measurements for a four. I was very happy with the fit as a dress on her. I think this would be adorable in tunic length as well paired with leggings and a jean jacket or cute sweater to carry it in to fall and even winter, depending on where you live.
I highly recommend adding the Girl’s Dress No.15 to your collection and ‘liking’ Allison’s Facebook page to keep up with other new patterns as she releases them. Run now to buy the pattern at a discounted rate of $5 with the code TOUR15 in the Etsy shop. Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour to see more No.15 dresses.
Don’t forget to enter to enter the contest below to win dress No. 15 as well as a pattern of your choice.