I let our eldest choose which options she wanted and she chose the high low dress and the flutter sleeves. She loves fluttery, flowy sleeves. I must admit these options give such a great result. It took some time to pick out the fabric because I didn’t want to use directional fabric because of the skirt and I needed a little bit more than a meter and it turned out I didn’t have that many pieces to pick from. So a good reason to buy new bigger pieces of fabric. Our girl is over the moon with her dress and so am I.
The great part about the pattern is the neckline, it is the same for the front and back. I love the lower neckline on the back. It also means for t-shirts and peplum tops there is no front or back. This is great for kids (and fathers) who want to dress themselves.
I love the Candy Castle Patterns because they have thorough instructions. Also different methods of techniques are discusses (I learned some new tricks during this pattern test). This makes these patterns great for starting sewistas, but also interesting for people who have been sewing a little bit longer already.
In addition to the high low dress I made a t-shirt. The t-shirt has a great fit and is done so quickly with the same pattern piece for the front and back. Also all seams are hemmed, also the neckline, so that makes it a quick sew. For our middle one I sewed a peplum top with a circle skirt. Both girls love their new clothes, which they both have been wearing the last couple of days.
The pattern includes 8 different styles: high-low dress, mini length dress, crop top length, tunic length, shirt length, regular circle dress, extra full circle dress and a peplum. Additionally, the pattern includes 6 different sleeve options: short sleeves, sleeveless (lined), sleeveless (hemmed, no lining), long sleeves, long petal sleeves and flutter sleeves. To get 20% off use the code: DONUT – valid through May 14th.
: Digital tricot roses garden by Megan Blue (yellow t-shirt) from de Stoffenstraat
, Happy fabrics from Joyfits
, Tricot bedrukt abstract oranje from Nooteboom
Sizing: 3M – 12Y
Options: 8 styles, 6 different sleeves
Sewing time: 2 hours
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 7 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 26 new fabric – used 43 fabric – 23 scrap piece – 4 gifted fabric) – in total 26 in 70 out
# Patterns in 2020: 2 in – 5 out
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