I love patterns with unique details so when I saw the tester call for these Mongolfiera sleeves from Briosa Patterns I jumped in on the opportunity! And the best part about Briosa Patterns is that all her patterns are free! You can find the files in the Briosa Patterns facebook group (even projector files!).
The dress consists of two separate patterns: the Capriccio dress combined with the Mongolfiera sleeves. Capriccio means a whim, it is a capricious girl who changes the sleeve designs, so every time she gets a new look. Mongolfiera means hot-air balloon. It does look like a hot-air balloon don’t you think?
The Capriccio dress is a simple a-line dress, perfect to combine with eye-catching sleeves. The Mongolfiera sleeves come in two lengths, above the elbow (which I sewed) and long sleeves. A dress for every season.
The construction is not too difficult, it is just one pattern piece, however it requires a bit of skill and precision. So the sleeves took some time before I was happy with the result. I will definitely sew more of these sleeves to spice up a nice dress.
Our girl loves the dress, mainly because of the glitter foil butterflies on the dress. Sparkling dresses with glitter are the best in her opinion.
Fabric: fabric comes from Evim Textiel stoffen
Pattern: Capriccio dress with Mongolfiera sleeves from Briosa Patterns
Sizing: 12M – 11 years (due to lack of testers, size 11 has not been tested)
Options: long and above the elbow sleeves (Mongolfiera sleeves) and Capriccio dress
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