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Friday, November 29, 2013

Have I mentioned my new interest in sewing? I’ve been finding it quite therapeutic to step away from the computer and do something that doesn’t require looking at a screen.

I had the opportunity to test the Eva Dress & Top pattern for Rosalie & me. I ran across her early patterns on pinterest and immediately fell in love with the top. I had been eyeing some of the plaids at Jo-Anns and decided this tops would look adorable in one. What i didn’t realize was the plaid I picked was a thicker flannel and a bit heavier than what was recommended. I still think top turned out well and the flannel is nice and cozy for M.

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The pattern provides options for both a top and a dress, and ruffle or bias tape or plain sleeves. It also gives two sleeve lengths—the 3/4 shown or right above the elbows.

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The pattern is fairly simple even for a beginner like me. The most challenging part for me was the placket in the back. Since I’m still new to sewing (this is 6th pattern I’ve sewn), the top took me a few evenings to complete. I added to the complexity by making my own bias tape and piping. And attempting to pattern match the plaid. I love the internet because you can find great tutorials on just about everything. I used Sewaholic’s guide for plaid matching and Jona Giammalva’s tutorial on turning a fat quarter into 5 yards of bias tape.

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I think there will be a few more tops in M’s future from this pattern.

The Eva Dress and Top pattern is a pdf pattern with color photo step-by-step instructions and includes sizes 18 months to 8 years. It’s being release on black friday and will be on sale through Monday.

Note from the designer: The Eva Dress and Top pattern will be released on Black Friday, and it will be on sale for $5 with the code EVA2OFF. The sale price will be effective through Monday. On Tuesday it will go back to the regular price of $7. You can find it at the Rosalie & Me Etsy Shop.

 

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