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I've got another great knit sewing pattern to share with you today as well as a giveaway and coupon code for a fun freebie when you purchase this pattern by Lil Blue Boo! You'll find the giveaway info and coupon code down at the bottom of the post. So, back the pattern. . . the Sienna Dress 2.0 (available in sizes 6m - 4T and 5-14) is both beginner friendly and easily customizable for more experienced sewers. It's got raglan style sleeves which makes it a quick sew. It includes lots of options within the pattern itself and there is also an add on pattern available for flutter sleeves with more on the way. You can recycle t-shirts and make a fun, unique dress or use knit yardage. Add some freezer paper stenciling or iron ons to customize your dress for holidays and birthdays. I chose to use some knit fabric I found at Euro Girls Boutique. I was in search of a sturdy, medium weight knit and these prints fit the bill. They were very easy to sew with and will hold up to lots of wear and tear. I'd suggest avoiding really thin or drape-y fabric for this pattern.
I used my sewing machine and serger to sew up this dress but a serger is not necessary. I also used a twin needle + bulky nylon thread in the bobbin for all topstitching and for the hem. Makes things so much easier and it gives garments a polished look.
I made a size 3T/4T and kept my dress pretty simple because of the bold prints but you could easily incorporate several prints if you'd like - instructions are included in the pattern. The only change I made was making a wider hem on the skirt, simply because I wanted the dress to hit right above the knees. I love the easy fit and think it makes a great play dress. Syd wore hers to school for picture day and came home covered in dirt. Apparently it was great dress to wear for building sandcastles during PE :)
Special offer good through Sunday:
Purchase the Sienna 2.0 pattern in 6m - 4T or 5 - 14 and receive a set of Vintage Camera Digital Prints free. Just mention LBG STUDIO at checkout.
Giveaway | 2 winners will each receive a pattern set including the following:
- Sienna 2.0 pattern sizes 6m - 4T
- Sienna 2.0 pattern sizes 5-14
- Flutter Sleeve Option
To enter the giveaway, head over to the Lil Blue Boo shop, take a look around and comment below with your favorite item.
one entry per person PLEASE include an email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner winners will be chosen randomly giveaway open to all readers ends Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 10 pm cst
p.s. The winner of my Bateau Top pattern giveaway was comment number 38 - Lucinda Poel. I don't have a contact email for you - if you read this, contact me so we can get the pattern sent your way :)