I’m super excited to be joining the Juliette Dress & Top Blog Tour today. The Juliette Dress & Top Pattern is a collaboration between Sewpony and Kneesocks & Goldilocks. I have never had an opportunity to sew a Sewpony pattern, but I’ve admired them lots of times and I’m a huge fan of Kneesocks & Goldilocks on Instagram… I have totally been stalking the progress of this pattern on Instagram.
The pattern comes in sizes 12mo, 18mo, 2-10 and has options for a dress or top as well as the ruffle collar or plain neckline, and also includes an option for a faux placket. Two closure options are included: a button/loop closure or bias tape ties. I chose the bias tape ties (love these!) and obviously the top with ruffle collar 😉
When I was asked to be on this tour, I immediately went to my computer and ordered this fabric…usually I spend a lot of time thinking about my fabric choice, but I knew immediately that this pattern needed to be made in this fabric. The fabric is from the Fiesta Fun Collection by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics and I ordered it from Hawthorne Threads. The one thing I changed from the pattern is I eliminated the seam down the back and used a facing to finish the slit in back. I did this just because I didn’t want to break up the pattern in the fabric on the back.
I hand-sewed the small pom poms onto the collar and the hem…my sewing machine doesn’t do well with the small poms!
Lucy girl really loves this…she’s a big fan of all things ruffly! Check out the pattern (Juliette Dress + Top Pattern) and use the code DRESSEDINSEWPONY to get 10% off any Sewpony pattern! Sewpony also has a sewing contest going on now through June 2…check out the details here