I’ve been living in a hole lately. I’ve not posted on the blog much. My friends have barely seen me. My husband has been wondering if I ever sleep at night. But there is a very, very good reason for the lack of writing, the lack of playdates, and the great need of under eye concealer. This is a big one, y’all. This is probably the most proud I have ever been to release a pattern. But let me back up a bit and start from the beginning.
Back in March, I signed up to participate in the Design My Pattern contest hosted by the Betties Basket Facebook Group (If you’re not a member yet, join!). Lots of sewist drew up ideas and submitted them for designers to pick. We as designers had no clue who had submitted what drawing. I happened to choose the pattern by the wonderful Melissa Malice of the blog Rebel & Malice. She was a tester for me on the Holiday Cutout Dress & Top, so I was excited to work with her again. Then, life got crazy. My youngest decided sleep was for the birds and thought the entire household should comply with that philosophy, and all designing got put on the back burner. It’s now July, and I am thrilled that the pattern is finally ready for release!
The Rebel Girl Party Dress pattern features a fully lined pleated skirt and fitted bodice. But the real surprise is..The back! I love fancy backs on patterns! They are one of my favorite things to design and sew.
This pattern features more advance techniques such as understitching, an invisible zippered skirt, button back, and blind hem. As you may have seen from my recent tutorial on understitching, the stitching is not visible from the outside of the garment. Here’s some more cute photos of my Isabella being two.
Notice the blind hem. *sigh* I am so in love with this dress!
This pattern has been tested, tested, and tested some more. It’s gone through several revisions to make sure the fit was perfection before it was released. Here’s what some of the testers had to say:
“Love the look and the fit. It is hard to make a fitted dress that actually fits. :-)” -Kara S.
“I was particularly impressed with how blending the sizes for the bodice created such a perfect fit. Love the understitching and blind hem. It really puts this pattern in a league of its own. Very professional and aesthetically pleasing.” -Kelly S.
“I love the clean look of all the understitching, invisible zipper, and blind hem.” – Savana G.
“I love the design, love the pattern, love your work! This is one of my favorites party dress I can’t wait to make another and share using the final version!” -Mgeni J.
“Lovely pattern. Thought the zipper instructions were well done.” -Elizabeth P.
Take a look at some of the photos from my wonderful testers:
Made by Nicola H of Seaside Notions
Made by Elizabeth P.
Made by Rebecca W.
Made By Laura B.
Made by Zara B.Made by Savana G.Made by Candice A.Made by Amanda E.Made by Jennifer N.Made by Heather B.
Made by Kelly W.Made by Diana R.Made by Lindsay R.Made by Kara S.
Made by Kelly S.Made by Jessica R.Made by Amanda E.Made by Tasha B.
So many beautiful dresses! All of the testers really did a great job.
This pattern is on sale now through Thursday July 23rd for only $6.95. Be sure to pick up your copy today. While you are at it, buy another one of my beautiful patterns and get an additional $3 off when you use the code REBELGIRL at checkout. But hurry, this offer will only be good till July 23rd at midnight EST.