Two patterns release today from my two favorite children’s pattern designers, and this smiley little girl is going to show you how cute these patterns are.
I was so excited to be given the opportunity to test the Pocketful of Posies dress and tunic from Peek-a-boo Pattern shop. I was stalking her Facebook page waiting for the testing call because I love this dress!
I tested the tunic length with 3/4 sleeves. I was going to make dresses for both girls after I finished my test version, but then I realized tunics make a lot of sense for us right now. Both versions will be worn with leggings all winter anyways and with one in diapers and one mostly potty trained it’s nice not to have all that extra fabric from a dress in the way! Big Sis has to hold her tops up in her chin when changing. It’s not easy. So tunics for everyone!
This pattern lends itself to so many fabric pairing options. The accents on the side help showcase the front bodice and highlight custom panels, vinyls or appliqués.
And then I just love how the accent descends into the skirt pocket. It’s such a pretty detail.
Baby E doesn’t really need pockets so I left them off on the second run to save time, but Big Sis LOVES pockets and was thrilled with them. She even took this picture herself with the camera remote in her pocket, because she loves to do everything as she would say “with all by myself”. Look at that concentration!
The skirt can be done in woven or knit. I did both. For the appliqués I just Googled a traceable heart and printed a free one in 4″x4″ to use as my pattern. I used Heat’n Bond to affix it to the bodice prior to top-stitching with an appliqué stick on my machine.
Things got a little crazy when taking pictures because I thought it would be a great idea to take the chair away from Baby E and try and get one of her standing. She was less than thrilled, and I learned my lesson. Kids do their own milestones on their own timeline. The funny thing is, now that pictures are over, she stands up just fine on her own. She even took her first step yesterday! #proudmamamoment
So let’s talk fabric! Once again I used the club navy stripes from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. You can also find the Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel there too if she has any left. It gets snatched up pretty quickly.
Amy always has a one-day sale on her newly released pattern, so today is the day to get this for 15% off. This is sure to be a staple play dress for us and will get lots and lots of use!
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