hey june pattern tour: edelweiss tunic


The awesome Adrianna of Crafterhours fame recently invited me to try out her newest pattern - the Edelweiss Dress. This is the second dress I've made using one of her patterns and it was a pleasure to sew thanks to the clear instructions and diagrams. I ended up making a tunic version and it came together really quickly. I love how it turned out! The ruffle-y straps are so pretty and I adore the back of the dress. I probably should have made a size smaller bodice (my fault for not checking measurements) but it's still wearable and will likely last the kiddo a while. I think this pattern is so very versatile - just head over to the Hey June Pattern Tour to see all the possibilities for yourself.

A few things that are awesome about the Edelweiss pattern: a printing guide is included so you can print only the pattern pieces you need so you can save paper - always a plus! Tips on customizing the fit are also included and with a wide size range offered in the pattern (18 mths - 10 years) you'll be able to make your girls dresses for years.

The fabrics...isn't that always the tough part? It takes me ages to pick fabrics for projects. This one was no different. I knew I wanted to use chambray for the skirt and eventually settled on this pretty print from Pat Bravo for the bodice. Instead of using buttons on the bodice closure, I used jumbo metal snaps in matte black.



16 comments:

  1. I love how your straps and bodice are the same fabric! It turned out beautiful!

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    1. thank you :) i felt that the floral fabric was fairly bold on its own so thought it best to just keep it simple and stick to the one print.

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  2. Adorable! Can you do a post on how to work with those snaps? Did you use the same ones for your wallet? Have a great day!

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    1. thanks! not sure i'll do a post on the snaps because i'm still having a tough time with them :( i bought a pair of those snap pliers but they seem to not want to work anymore. i've been using a tutorial over on michelle pattern's blog:

      http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/01/everything-i-know-about-snaps.html

      oh, and yes...i used the same style snaps on the dress as i used on the wallet. just a different color!

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  3. Just beautiful! I love seeing it as a tunic - would be cute with capris too as the weather cools down. Love your pairing of chambray with the floral print, and the snaps are another great idea! Well done!

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    1. thank you! yep-i can totally see it being cute over capri leggings!

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  4. I love it! LOOOVE it. Love the snaps and the fabric combo.

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  5. Thanks again Vanessa!! I know I'm probably killing a dead horse here, but I seriously love your photography. It's just so clean and captivating. Someday I'll live in a house with windows and have an outside that isn't intense sunshine 365 days/year....someday...

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  6. Oh my, so pretty! I also love anything with chambray in it! And those snaps are perfect!!!

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  7. Sigh...the fabrics are so perfect with her eyes, love that you did tunic length, it's so beautiful!

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  8. I came back after looking at your version again to say I think it looks store bought. Which to me is a huge compliment! In my mind you NEVER want something to look homemade because looking homemade makes you think tacky/sloppy/cheap/badly made. I love this version and think your sewing is impeccable (that makes it store bought looking!):)

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