A little over a month ago I had the opportunity to test the Girls Boheme Sky Tunic, Midi, and Dress pattern for Striped Swallow Designs. I used the pattern to make a dress as part of Peyton’s Sew’NStyle Mini Collection. (Check that post here.) I loved the dress and was so excited when Mandalynn shared there was going to be a Women’s Boheme Sky pattern to follow. I am seriously going to be doing some Mommy and Me combinations. I always say that, but this time I seriously mean it.
As usual, I made several trips to my local JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby trying to find something that would make Striped Swallow Designs proud. Sadly, it is hard to find decent knits locally without trading in one or both kidneys. I ended up with a jersey knit with a floral burnout design. I had high hopes for it once I committed and I’m very happy with the final result.
Let’s Talk Burnouts:
In the heat of the fabric shopping moment, I headed to the cutting table thinking bolt of gray with floral burnout was going to be “the one.” This was going to be a great idea. I just knew I was going to have something that wasn’t on everyone else cutting table. The bodice is lined, so I had no worries about showing my “girls” to the public, and all was going to be right with the world. Once my Midi was finished and I put it on, I realized I had a minor issue of being able to see through the skirt’s burnout design. Now, I am an educated person. How did I miss that this would be an issue? Boo… I threw on some black leggings to hide my underwear and called it acceptable. I really needed a tank to cover my midsection, but my solution was much easier. I hiked my leggings up to my bra and pretended it was a built in body shaper. Classy, I know. Lesson learned, burnouts need to be lined EVERYWHERE if they are going to be worn as a dress. I won’t make that mistake again.
Here is what you will find in the Women’s Boheme Sky
- A New-to-Knits/Confident beginner friendly pattern
- Size Range: XS-XXXL
- The awesomeness of layered printing
- Multiple Pattern Options: Tunic, Midi, and Dress Lengths for the skirt. Sleeveless, short, elbow, and long sleeve options for the bodice.
- Lined bodice= NO neck bindings… Woot Woot!
- Wide front neckline and scooped back
- No Gathering!… Yap. None!
- Easy to follow, step-by-step photo tutorial.
- Tips to modify for a perfect fit.
- Nursing Momma Modification included
If you haven’t tried a Striped Swallow Designs pattern, this would be a great one to give a try. It is quick and has a lot of options to see you through all the seasons. The features are flattering for many body sizes and shapes. See the tester round up here. Share your creations on Instagram for both the Women’s and Girls #bohemesky. I love to creep everyone’s photos!
Women’s Boheme Sky Pattern use coupon code WBOHEMESKY for $3 off now through Monday, November 9th at 11:59PM CST
Thanks to Jessica Clausen for taking the great photos! They turned out wonderfully!
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