torsdag den 2. juli 2015

The Mini Southport Dress

Once again I've had the privilege of beeing a pattern tester for True Bias. This time the talented young lady is spoiling us with a pattern for girl's clothes - The Mini Southport Dress pattern.

The Mini Southport is designed with a button opening at centre front and a combination elastic and drawstring waist. The neck and armholes are finished with bias tape. The dress is designed to hit a little above the knee.

My tester dress is a simplified version of the Mini Southport Dress as I've omitted the button opening. My machine just won't do buttonholes anymore. It also coughs a lot. And skip stitches. Perhaps she's trying to tell me something?!

When skipping the front opening I believe that you need to use some sort of stretchy fabric to make sure that the dress will be able to pull over the child's head - but honestly I'm not sure if that's necessary. I haven't tested in a woven fabric, though. I also lengthened the dress a bit.

So, here you go - a leopard printed jersey pull over version of the Mini Southport Dress. As always Kelli makes great instructions so you'll be guided through every little step. To make a pull over dress you just place the centre front - it is marked on the pattern - at fold. This is not explained in Kelly's instructions but it's easy peasy. You might want to consider going down a size if you make it in a knit fabric.

You did it again Kelli. Created an awesome pattern. I think I'm going to love this (almost) as much as your Mini Hudson's.

Until tomorrow you can get a $2 discount on the Mini Southport Dress pattern with the code LAUNCHWEEK.

Happy sewing.


6 kommentarer:

  1. I love it! I sewed a southport dress for myself yesterday, this mini version is on my wish list for sure!

  2. Nice, and lóve the print!

  3. I also like the adult version. But that's just because I don't have any daughters :-)

  4. Åh wow, den synes jeg simpelthen, du skal sælge til mig ;) Den er sørme fin!

  5. Den er super flot! Og din yngste bliver så stor! (for hun er da din yngste, er hun ikke?)
    Rigtig dejlig sommer.


  6. So pretty Trine! I think I'm going to make the mini Southport before I try my hand at adult Southport. This looks so comfortable too. I love Wilma's hair color against black. Striking. :)