Sunday, 15 February 2015

Say hello to Holly!

So again, I have let this little blog slip away, but it doesn't mean I haven't been crafting!  I have had a few pattern tests on the go over the last few weeks and I have to say the Holly Dress has been one of my favourites!

Of course, that came as no surprise as it is a collaboration between Allison from E+M Patterns (who I have enjoyed testing for a few times before, due to her extremely well written patterns and excellent sizing) and Deb from Sprouting JubeJube, with an incredible sense of style that shows in all of her projects.

The Holly Dress, released under their collaborative brand name Audrey & Tiffany, makes a stylish little party dress for girls from size 2 to 10 with a sweet pintucked bodice, or simple gathers for a softer look.  Of course I had to try out both!

The bodice is fully lined with a professional looking placket opening at the back, to open with 5 buttons.  The skirt is a perfect A-line, with just enough twirl factor without requiring excessive amounts of fabrics.  Just gorgeous, don't you think?