I'm pretty excited today to be taking part in the blog tour for the new Juliette pattern, a collaboration of two of my favourite instagrammers: Sewpony and Kneesocks and Goldilocks.
I've sewn up a few Sewpony patterns now and they are always very sweet and well drafted. This dress was no exception. The pattern is for a dress or top, with a neck ruffle or without, so I made dresses with both.
The first was this dress in gingham with the ruffle. I wanted to use something simple, yet classic and you can't go wrong with gingham. I'm not usually one for ruffles or frills but I'm always keen to try new styles and this pattern looked so sweet. I must admit I kept second guessing myself, on whether or not to add some contrast fabric or not. In the end I kept it simple and I'm glad I did.
For the second one I made, I left off the ruffle and used the faux button placket instead. Again I kept on second guessing whether or not to add a ruffle or change the bias ties. In the end as you can see I used some contrast black with the long ties.
The shape of this dress is just gorgeous and it has layered nicely too. There's also a collar upgrade Suz has just drafted so I think I'm not done with this pattern yet.
You can see more beautiful versions of this pattern by visiting the other talented makers on the Juliette Blog tour.
Suz is also running a fantastic competition on her website at the moment, be sure to check it out!!