Today, I am showing you two Miss Polly's, the newest pattern from Sewpony. I simply love those pockets, but that should not come as a surprise to people that read my blog. The lines of this dress scream "piping", but I will show you it is great without as well.
usual, I am starting with my latest sew. This is a relatively plain
version, I did not use piping and left the shoulder flaps buttonless. I love how
it turned out, and although I used the easy option, it is far from
plain. I used the only panel piece (so 110 wide and 45 cm high) from the
Robert Kaufman fat quarter package as main fabric. I used other pieces
from the pack here and here and here. The uni-colored brown fabric is
from Cloud 9. I bought both a long time ago at Modes4U.
love the contrast between the plain brown of the pocket and the shiny
gold from the main fabric. Although I did not have much fabric, I did
manage to create an (almost) perfectly matching backside. I feel that
because she is our fourth, I am making less pictures of her doing normal
day-to-day stuff. From my eldest I naturally made pictures like "first
time holding a pencil", or "trying to use the broom". Seeing as she does
not want to interrupt her play any more for pictures, I now start to
get quality pictures of those things though, yeh!
The other dress I made has a very different colour scheme. The grey birds
are from Stenzo, from the light blue flower version I do not know the
designer. These two fabrics were bought around the same time as the
fabric that I used for this tunic. I loved them when I bought them, but
then I discovered the true vastness of the fabric market. I am really
trying to sew with my older fabrics and I have to say, I really like how
this one turned out. It is great to feel the old spark of my original
love for these fabrics.
The dress pattern has three sleeve
lengths. I have a general weakness for cap sleeves, but I can appreciate
sleeveless as well because it makes layering super easy. With
sleeveless you can either put a long sleeve under the dress or combine
it with a bolero/jacket. I am planning a trifecta sleeve sew though, the
next one will have long sleeves.
I shot these pics the
same day as when I made sneak peeks for these, which explains the eggs
in the pictures. My kids love Easter, or let's say they like our version
of an Easter egg hunt. With the kids becoming older, our hunt becomes
more elaborate. It started with finding one big egg in the garden, last
year I organized a hunt through out the entire house. I used plastic
eggs that I hid in a specific order. The eggs contained a hint about the
next hidden location. Last year the amount of plastic eggs was my
constraint. A few weeks ago, I received about 25 plastic eggs from a
friend, so this year I could make my kids individual hunts, based on
their specific needs (reading level etc). I am a bit of a last minute
kind of girl, so I do not know how I will actually do it though.
sewed the grey dress during my sewing weekend. During the weekend, I
really started to appreciate ironing. Looking at her projects, I just
wanted to do better in that area. In general, I almost never iron, if I
iron, it is because of my sewing hobby. After bad experiences from
ignoring interfacing steps, I changed my never-ironing ways and for a
while now, I never skip that step. Ironing seams is not something that I
do though. I just felt it did not really make a difference. I am very
happy I stepped up my game, for the gold dress I ironed everything,
and it looks so much nicer. The fact that my start fabric was not that
wrinkled helps as well of course. I am very curious how both dresses
will look after washing. I am curious if ironing during sewing will keep
making a difference.
Miss Polly will be one sale until Friday. The pattern will be 10% off in Sewpony's shop with the code MISSPOLLYDRESS10. While you are there, also check out the Dear Prudence the other Sewpony dress I tested last year, that one was just as great!
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