I was lucky to be chosen as a tester for E & E Patterns to test for this simple but elegance dress.
This is my first time sewing from E & E Patterns and I have to say, the instructions are easy to follow and the patterns are easy to assemble.
Flora Dress and Tunic have three different styles, three sleeve length, fully lined and the best part is there is no closure, so it is a quick sew, it slips over your girl's head and definitely a perfect design for color blocking or showing off multiple fabrics.
The Flora Dress and Tunic comes in size 9 months 12 years old and they use layered pattern pieces so you only print what you need, or if you need to use different sizes like I do, you can go ahead print everything and keep it as a master copy, and trace only the size you need. That way you save the printing paper and ink hahaha...
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My version is the View B with 3/4 sleeve length in light weight cotton fabric that have been sitting in my stash for years! Originally, I bought this fabric to make bags (as you know, I am a bagineer/bag maker to begin with). But, the fabric is too fragile for a bag and so, it just stayed quietly waiting for some miracle haha...
When I was selected as E & E Patterns tester, I know this fabric is perfect for the design, although I know if I can just teleport myself to Bangkok, I can get much more beautiful fabrics! Yes, most of my fabrics are bought in Bangkok, Thailand.
I love the cuff option on the sleeves and if you are using the larger size, adding an in seam pockets will be practical. I am planning another dress for my youngest girl, Adra and this time I will use some plain corduroy and beautiful bordered linen. Can't wait to finish that one!
I told you the Hattie Dress is very addictive to make especially when you have beautiful bordered fabrics to showed off!
For Naydia, I use size 8T with half cuffed sleeve and as for Adra, I use size 3T and sleeveless. Both dresses in full button up closure. I think a dress with full button up closure is easier to put on.
Both fabrics was from Belleboo, Thailand.
And as for Adra, I use size 3T and this time, sleeveless! I still add the inseam pockets for both dress.
When I first saw the Hattie Dress, by Violet Field Threads, I knew I had to buy the pattern! It is a perfect design for the medium weight navy blue check linen fabric. Hattie Dress features a collar with stand and three sleeve finishing options ; sleeveless, short cuffed sleeve and half cuffed sleeve. It is also comes with 2 options of closure: Partial or button up from the skirt panel and also, inseam pockets! Cute!
I've made my first Hattie in size 2T, it's a little bit tight for Adra (next time I will make 1 size up so that she can wear mommy handmade dresses a little longer! HA!), with half cuffed sleeve. The inseam pockets, even I can just omit the step (she never bother to use the pocket anyway) it is just irresistible and too cute not to add!
I love all the little details in the dress and definitely an addictive dress to make!