Pattern Description: From the website description:
Stunning. Beautiful. Original. Whether for a professional portrait, special occasion photography, or just snapshots from a day at play, your child can be wrapped in the perfect portrait-style peasant dress. This pattern shows you how to create multiple forms of the classic peasant: an elongated top, empire-style long or short dress, and more. Add ruffles, tiers and more to showcase the flattering lines of your creation even more. Even better, a doll pattern is also included so your princess and her doll can look amazing together!
Pattern Sizing: 6 months to 8, sewed 6 & 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
yes, very good directions. perfect for a beginner to start with. Has detailed instructions for all styles and lengths.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There is nothing to dislike about the pattern. There are lots of pages so lots of paper and ink would be used if you printed it all. I only printed the pattern sizes I needed and read the directions from my laptop. So that is the only negative about these downloadable patterns.
Fabric Used: Quilters cotton from Hobby Lobby
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I changed how I cut the skirts. I wanted a seam on both sides of the dress to match up the the bodice side seams so I divided the width of the skirt in half and cut 2 that size. Skirt is so full that I didn't worry about adding for the seam allowance
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Great basic pattern that everyone should have. I need to sew the doll versions next since I have enough scraps left over. I will sew again if requested. I have a few other peasant top/dress patterns I want to try though.
Great basic pattern that has great directions and lots of style options. Has plenty of room in it so I imagine we'll get some good wear out of them!
I made these this past fall and my girls picked them to wear for the fall pictures we had made. Here is the family one with them standing.