Friday, September 16, 2011

Pattern Review: Polkadots & Summer by Fig Tree & Co.

My finished dresses:

This pattern was very simple  and would be a great beginning project for those wanting to advance from small projects to clothing. It's always nice to have a Serger, but if you don't have one you can simply zig zag the raw edges for the same effect.
It explains how to use freezer paper to trace your pattern as well. This keeps it re-usable and you can make as many dresses as your heart desires with one pattern.   
The illustrations are very clear and I completed one dress in an afternoon. It called for a covered button, but I just used a sew on snap to make it easy on myself.  
I think they turned out darling, though using this fabric helps a lot!
I will definitely be making one of these for Juliette soon. 

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free indeed said...

Yes, darling is the word! Well done!

Cal said...

Beautiful dresses, beautiful photo and darling girls!

Kathy H said...

That pattern looks great and your dresses did turn out so cute.

Jackie said...

So beautiful! I love that chandelier, would go great in my aqua, red and white kitchen!! But the dresses are fabulous too! Bravo!

Caz@theaccidentalquilter said...

Gorgeous dresses! My daughter wants all of them!

Tanya said...

Wish I still had one little enough to sew for...DARLING dresses! Mom left from her trip here, yesterday afternoon, so I will be able to catch back up in blog land now! XOXO

jess@balancing the dream said...

just beautiful! I love colors and pattern!

Kristy said...

Love your version! Perfect fabric indeed! I have this pattern but haven't sewn it yet...maybe I need to bump it up my list! ;)

Jill said...

Great dresses and a good review of the pattern!

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Rachel said...

I love your fabric choices, cute dress!

Adriane said...

This dress is adorable=) and simple (which is good for those of us who don't sew much!!

Very cute:)

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elizabeth kartchner said...

my girls are famous!! ;D