Gardenia Dress & Top

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I am a bit behind with my blog. It’s summer vacation time, we have been away for a while, which was a period without sewing. After that I have sewn several items, but didn’t show them here. For example, in the beginning of July, I tested a great new pattern from Sageville Patterns*: the Gardenia Dress and Top*.

The Gardenia is a versatile pattern, featuring four lengths (top, tunic, above knee dress, and maxi dress), no sleeves or cold shoulder flutter sleeves, bands or binding, and lovely godet side panels that are perfect for colorblocking. It comes in kids and adults sizes, and I tested both. For myself I made a simple, but elegant, summer dress, with binding, and a colorblocked top, with a combination of binding and bands, because I broke my last twin needle.

For Miss SieBe I made also an above the knee summer dress. For her I chose for the cold shoulder sleeves, which I doubled with a layer of lace. I love it on her. Perfect for a day on the beach.

At the end of the test, Amanda from Sageville Patterns, posted the challenge to hack the pattern or mash it with another pattern. I immedialy thought of combining the Bluebird top and the Gardenia Dress. She let me experiment with it, and a lovely dress for Miss SieBe was the result. I will show this dress in my next blog post.

Find the links to the patterns here:




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