To give you a taste of what’s possible with these new designs, we had a few samples made in some darling Moda fabric. (See the end of this post for details on the fabric selections.) Here’s a shot of the new dress and the new sailor outfit–featuring the pants option.
We think you’ll be able to get as excited as we are about these two patterns and all the creative options they offer.
The Birthday Party Dress, which features three box pleats at the center front, can be either dressed up or dressed down depending on the fabric you select. A silk dupioni would turn this dress into something appropriate for a special occasion (we’re making one in dupioni for Easter, which we’ll show you soon), while a printed cotton is just right for everyday play.
The little asymmetrical button tab in the front can also be sewn as a big bow, which give lots of design opportunity for a contrast fabric or a favorite ribbon.
We included our signature hem facing detail as well, which offers the option to include a splash of color or a contrast print at the inside of the hem.
Despite all the interesting detail included, this pattern is one of our easiest—just one of four scissors in difficulty rating. Novice sewers will surprise themselves by the detail they are able to achieve with this pattern—thanks to our clear construction techniques and detailed instructions.
We think you’ll really enjoy these two new styles, and we’re looking forward to seeing your creativity with them show up in our Flickr group. Over the next couple days, we’ll be doing more detailed posts that highlight some ideas for what you can do with these new styles.
If you’re interested in the fabrics we used for these samples, here are the details: