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|: Cece top/dress (Popolok Design: Cece top/dress) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||3/5/13 8:48 AM |
|Last Updated:||3/5/13 8:56 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: (From the website) : Peplum trend is so hot in fashion right now; even your little one wants one too! This Cece pattern is a top & dress combo pattern. It has lovely peplum on the waistline, short sleeve, peter-pan collar, fully lined bodice and back invisible zipper closure. With four different bodice option and two lower part option, you can always design your own top/dress, either it be gorgeous sophisticated or fun casual look. |
I made the top version with peter-pan collar option and sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: 1 to 8 years
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes pretty much spot on (except for fabric choice).
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very. The pattern comes with a step by step pdf tutorial with photos for each step - great compared to what I've come to expect from the big commercial houses.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the fitted styling of the bodice, peter-pan collar (optional) and peplum, all of which help to create a very boutique look I think.
My only dislike was setting in the tiny size 1 sleeve into the bodice as there was not much room to work in! I think this would not be an issue with bigger sizes, if I made another sleeved version up in a size 1 I would probably see how it would go having the sleeve sewn in flat.
Fabric Used: A pink craft-style cotton with small pink and red strawberries for bodice + peplum, a deep pink broadcloth cotton for the collar, recycled sheeting for bodice lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As I have a very petite DD with long body I made it up in a size 1 but lengthened the bodice by about 1 inch and added 1/4 inch to the peplum length. I also "stitched in the ditch" around the waistline through all the layers to secure the bottom edge of the lining, instead of hand/slip stitching it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes definitely! As the size range goes up to eight years I can see myself getting a lot of use from this, especially as I don't think it will look "babyish" on DD as she gets older- unlike a lot of toddler patterns. I hope to make a dress version up in the near future.
Conclusion: A very cute and stylish pattern that is a bit different from a lot of the children's patterns already out there. This is the second pattern I have tried from Popolok Design and both garments have turned out really well with minimum hassle (yay!).
More photos showing side, back view and lining (inside out) are available here on my blog.
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