A few weeks ago I was asked to join a group of ladies showing off the Juliette pattern. This great new pattern was a collaboration between Jill of Kneesocks +Goldilocks and Suz of SewPony. I basically stalk Jill and all her creations on Instagram (I mean, who can make standing in front of a couch in pretty things look so good? I want to be able to do that! Also, I think she’s secretly superwoman), so I was happy to jump on board with this tour. Suz at Sewpony is kinda new-ish to me, but I’m glad I’m getting to see her work through this tour. Thanks for having me ladies!!
A little about this dress pattern… The Juliette pattern has both dress and top options. I have to admit, that the dress versions are my favorite as of now. Juliette is an A-Line silhouette with many options to choose from. You can make this with or without sleeves, with the neck ruffle or without, and you can add a faux button placket to the front if you like too! The back closure has options of a loop and button or bias ties. Both of these options make this dress perfect for the beginner sewist and a great make for anyone.
I love the collar detail on this dress. It’s like Jill and Suz have been snooping my Pinterest account and know things that I like. This ruffle just so dainty and feminine, I love it. A few tips for the sewist on making your ruffle collar look great… 1.Don’t cheat on the gathering stitches!! You need to do more than one gathering stitch, and overachievers would probably do three. It really does make your gathers nice and even. 2. Make your own bias tape. The pre-made stuff works okay, but making your own is just a different ballgame altogether. (Plus there are pattern pieces for this, so you don’t have to have a bias tape making process.) The results are totally worth the extra few minutes on these points, I promise!
If you haven’t followed me for long, you may not know that I am kinda a floral girl. I’m wondering if people every get bored with my overuse of florals? But, it’s spring now and that is a perfect excuse to bust them out, right?! I’ve been saving these florals from Lecien Fabrics for several years I think… I’m glad I finally cut into them. The blues and pinks are lovely and I just love the floral in the collar! It gives a nice pop of color to her face.
Sale and Contest Alert!
So, now that you’ve gotten to scope out this dress, I’ve got some good information to share with you! There is a 10% discount on all Sew Pony Patterns through June 2 with the Code DRESSEDINSEWPONY. Not only is there a discount, but Suz is also hosting her very first contest featuring her patterns. It’s a great opportunity to try out a new designer if you haven’t already, or to get a chance to win at some awesome prizes. All the contest details can be found here. Read all about the contest and the great prize packages here.
I hope you have enjoyed this stop along the tour! Lately I’ve been having some fun sending people off with a fun photo from our shoots that will leave you smiling. These are kids doing our modeling, and even though we share all the “good” ones with you I love sharing the “real” ones too. It shows everyone we are just real people having some real fun.