Gail from Probably Actually is one of my favourite sewing bloggers. I would describe her clothing sewing as “understated elegance” – she has a knack for mixing just a little print with some pretty solid and ending up with a wow-factor garment every time. Sometimes I think I need to take a lesson from this kind of style and not go so crazy with print and pattern all the time!!
Gail’s precious daughter Lila is showing off her brand new Mini Poppy in the Pattern Parade today and once again Gail has got her magic fabric combinations happening! Pop over and visit Probably Actually and enter to win a free Make It Perfect PDF pattern. Oh, and while you’re there, tell Gail to bite the bullet and get sewing for herself…I can only imagine the beauties she would come up with!!
The Make It Perfect Pattern Parade Virtual Catwalk introduces…
When Lil put on this Mini Poppy dress for church a couple of weeks ago, I realised that I have never taken photos to share with you. Lucky we were a smidge early for church and managed to squeeze in a few photos before we left!
I think the Mini Poppy is one of my most favourite little girl patterns. Not too fussy, but still cute. And I love that it suits older girls just as much as it suits little girls too, making it very versatile.
We need to start thinking about the winter wardrobe and I think a few more Mini Poppy dresses will be in order! Although she will be wearing this one forever because once it is too short for a dress then it can be worn as a tunic/top with some leggings or jeans.
It’s been awhile since my last pattern release…my longest gap by far. I blame it on a combination of needing a bit of breathing space away from work-related sewing and then morning sickness putting an end to anything creative for a few months!
I’m happy to say that I’m back and at it and have a brand new pattern to share with you just in time for the holidays when you will hopefully have a bit of free time to sit down at the sewing machine and get creative!
You will probably notice that this pattern looks very similar to another pattern of mine, the Poppy Tunic – I had a requests for it in kids sizes too and agreed that it would be a gorgeous dress for girls – and a great style for older girls to wear too.
If you would like to win a copy of this new pattern, simply leave a comment on this blog post! (Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment. Giveaway will close Monday 17th December and winner will be drawn at random).