I love to sew dresses for our girls. When the Juliet dress from Peek-a-Boo Patterns* was released I bought it right away… that was more than a year ago. It was on my sewing list for a long time. Sewing weekends are perfect to sew those patterns that I have been wanting to sew for a long time. During our last sewing weekend I sewed a couple of patterns that were already on my sewing list for a while.
The Juliet dress is a dress with a feature on the back. I chose the heart cut out. There are also a star and bunny cut out and there is also the option of a bow in the back. I chose to put the fabric behind the cutout as it is too cold (well not anymore I guess), to wear it with an open back. This option is included in the pattern, just as leaving the cut out open.
With these circle skirts you need a lot of fabric and I always underestimate how much fabric you need. That in combination with me buying fabric without any specific pattern in mind I usually just buy one meter or less. I can tell you a circle skirt in size 4T is not possible with just one meter. Once I have picked out a certain fabric I just cannot get that fabric out of my mind and I try to puzzle how I can make the dress out of that fabric. I added two colour blocking pieces to the skirt to get the skirt out of my fabric. And I love the result, dresses out of just one fabric are usually not my favourite. The colour blocking adds something extra to the dress. Our girl loves the dress as well. Although she prefers to wear the dress with the heart to the front. I mean otherwise she cannot see the heart right?
Fabric: Under the sea by Megan Blue from de Stoffenstraat.
Pattern: Juliet dress & top from Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Sizing: 3M -12Y
Options: Open back with heart and bow cutout, full coverage back with star, heart, bow and bunny cutout, 4 sleeve options (sleeveless, short, 3/4, long), peplum top length or knee length dress, gathered or circle skirt.
Sewing time: 2,5 hours
# Fabric this week: 10 in – 3 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 26 new fabric – used 34 fabric – 21 scrap piece – 1 gifted fabric) – in total 26 in 56 out
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