My New Favorite Dress

I know I know, I keep saying this about my latest makes, but what can I do…? I really love this dress, it feels so good when pattern and print match so good, right?

I dreamed of making this dress as soon as I saw this print, its the second Groove Dress from Madeit Patterns I make for myself, this time in the high/low version and using another gorgeous print from NOSH Organics. Unfortunately this color of the print is no longer available but you can still another gorgeous ones here, I have some of this color and I LOVE it!

This is a straight size 10, no mods, apart from sleeve length and not folding the hem, since I went with a rolled hem finish for both the sleeve and dress hem. Gosh I love this high/low… I have some major plans for Christmas dresses for me and the girls and I’ll probably end up making another Groove for me, a hooded version in stretch velvet… maybe in red and I can disguise has Santa! hahahahah

Isn’t this print fabulous? Please NOSH can you make some more of this color-way? I need it bad! 😀 As usual with my experience with NOSH fabrics this is another perfect jersey, I’ve washed a few times already and it’s as beautiful as in the first day, and naturally super soft. I never get tired of pointing out that this is great quality organic cotton and totally worth the price tag.

And if you’re wondering my skin tan is no longer here and the nice weather is gone too, which I know its good news for the planet but not so much for a Summer creature like me… LOL Can we please skip winter already? hehehe

Naturally I’m a sucker for the twirl factor of this, unfortunately I was taking photos by myself and I still don’t have a remote… (SANTAAAAA have you read that? ) sooo yeah out of focus blurriness is what we have… hahahaha But I know you’re used to it by now. 😉

You can get the fantastic Groove Dress pattern here, and check out all the available colors of this print here, and while you’re there don’t miss the new arrivals, so many good stuff there… HELP!

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Blush Fabrics Tour

Once in a while pretty amazing things happen around here and being part of a Tour to promote Dana Willard (Yes that Dana, OMG OMG OMG!!! hehehe) new fabric line with Art Gallery fits precisely in that category, right?!

Dana is one of the sewing blogger guru’s of our community, with her SUPER PRO video tutorials and cool patterns and creations, just check out Made Everyday to see for yourself. I’ve been tempted to get her fabrics many times but the opportunity never came up, so when I got her invitation to give her collection a try I was like WHahh?? Is this really for me?!! YES YES YES a million times yes! 😀 Ok, I’m sounding like  fan girl, but I can’t avoid it! hahahahah

Back to the point, which is this beautiful jersey I had the opportunity to try. When I face such a beautifully designed print I kind of tend in using sewing patterns that make “simpler” (in the good sense of the word) garments. I want to showcase the print the best I can without much distractions, so I chose Madeit Patterns Spin Dress, which is one of my favorite patterns.

The jersey is super soft and a breeze to work with, the colors are so beautiful… I’m really tempted to hoard more of this and other gorgeous ones from the collection… Help… heheh Good thing I cleared some closet space lately! bahaha

I’m definitely in Love with this make, and so is M., its her first Spin Dress and I think I’ll maker her another one, maybe with a hood? You can get the pattern here.

Dana’s collection is amazing, just look at all the gorgeous prints!

You can see them in more detail on her website here. The print used for this post is called Floret HoneyDew in knit, but I also got a couple of yards of Floret Sunkissed which is a Rayon, I’ll share my project with it as soon as I finish, I’m LOVING it!

Thank you so much Dana for this wonderful opportunity!

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Rushbrook Dress Pattern Tour

Hello sweet people, I know I promised to blog more often again but life and regular laziness have been in the way of that goal… 😉 However I’ve been sewing regularly and sharing on IG and FB, I just have to get more organized to make some posts here too. eheheh

But today its all about my good friend Laura aka Titchy Threads/Craftstorming new pattern the Rushbrook dress and top. As you may already know by the amount of times I use her patterns that she’s one of my favorite designers and I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to try this one too.

This is like a joke already but I seem to be obsessed with using patterns designed for woven fabric with knits… Ugh, am I getting boring? I hope not because I think I’ll keep doing it hahah, seriously I’m a sucker for it… 😀

So the Rushbrook… a pattern for wovens, with lots of cute options, perfectly drafted and with super pro instructions as you can expect from all of Laura’s patterns. Adapting it to knits was on my plans from the first moment, I started by imagining it in a different fabric, however when F. told me she wanted the ruffled version I looked at this print from NOSH and immediately knew I had to make a new Cloud’s Dress. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just check out this post and this; I think it’s time to start a new tradition and sew her a cloudy dress every year, don’t you think? 😉

To make it in knit I trimmed the neckline a bit, once I wouldn’t be making the placket, and I made a very subtle change to the shoulder curve on the back piece, finishing the seams with rib. Also finished the ruffle with a rolled hem which I think turned out super cute and gave it an even more casual look.

Both the clouds jersey and the black rib knit are from NOSH Organics and I’m pretty sure I need more of both hahahah

I made size 4 for my 4 year old, she would be closer to a size 3 but I want it to last until next summer, I’ll style it with a top and leggings during winter… It just started raining here and I’m already craving for warm weather again, I can’t help myself, I’m a summer kid. 😉

Its definitely on my plans to make this in the recommended fabric, probably a top in some baby cord I have on the stash… But I also have a denim sweatshirt version on my mind so I don’t know which one will win hahahah

Well, I hope to have inspired you in trying the Rushbrook, you won’t regret it trust me, and if you don’t have much experience or feel a bit overwhelmed with the placket, don’t be because Laura’s instructions are perfect, a sewing technique lesson inside the pattern.

You can get the Rushbrook pattern here; NOSH Clouds jersey here and NOSH black rib knit here.

Don’t forget to check out all the amazing makes on this tour, I sure know what my weekend reading will be. 😉 Just look at that cutie on the tour graphic, and that top!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ All the heart eyes!

Thank you so much Laura for having me on the Tour. ❤

 10th – my cozy co / while she was sleeping 11th – Made by Sara / Pear Berry Lane 12th – Buzzmills / Fairies, Bubbles & Co 17th – Sew Many Adventures / it’s Liesel 18th – Spools + Oodles of Fun / S is for Sewing 19th – Giddy Ants / La Folie sewing booth

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