I have been following Eva from With Love by Eva and enjoying her work for some time now so, when she released her first pattern I was very pleased for her. Sometime after the release of the Tulip Dress, Eva asked me if I would like to take part in the tour for the English version and of course I said yes! I showed my girls both versions (top and dress) and they both said they loved it and wanted the dress!
This pattern can be made as a top or dress and has the option to close at the back with an invisible zipper or buttons.
Like I mentioned before, my girls immediately said they wanted a dress, so dress it is! For the closure at the back I used the invisible zipper option and made a size 7 for F that most likely will be used by M next summer. Meanwhile she can wear it with a cardigan and knee socks.
I love the bodice and how the two layers overlay making the lovely tulip shape and how the skirt drapes from under. For the lining I used a light cotton fabric and because there are quite a few layers is recommended not to use thick fabrics for the bodice. This dress however can be used with a shirt under for colder temperatures.
For the fabric I used a Nani Iro double gauze that I really like and had bought for me a while ago to make a dress, but the dress never came to life and I thought it would look much better as a Tulip Dress than in my shelf! I guess I was right as I love how it turned out! The piping was also bought for that same dress that never happened and F loved the idea of having a dress with some sparkling and declared it her new party dress.
I really like the bodice in this dress and how well the layers overlay!
If you are looking for some inspiration than this week will bring you loads as the line-up is amazing and the sneak peaks left me really curious.
To help celebrate the release there you can use the code HAPPYTULIP to get a 10% discount, until 9th October.