I’ve been following and admiring Suzanne’s work since I started sewing and for quite some time Jill’s work too. So, when they decided to work together to make a pattern it could only be really good! From this collaboration, the Juliette Dress and Top was created!
I was really pleased when Jill asked if I would like to be part of the tour as I absolutely love this pattern! How could I not, right?
The pattern can be made as a dress or top and offers 4 sleeve options in sizes 12 months to 10 years. For those who follow me for some time, it must be clear that my favourite part is the collar. 😉 The collar has two options and there is also a Peter Pan option available at the Sewpony FB group that looks adorable.
My initial intension was to make sleeveless dresses or tops, with the Summer holidays already in mind, but the girls were very peremptory about their options! Both said they wanted dresses with sleeves! Fine, so be it! Truth to be said, they will be wearing these dresses a lot more. I keep thinking about the holidays but we live in the UK and sleeveless dresses don’t get that much wear without a cardigan! I might have the perfect excuse to make more 😉
The dresses are in size 6 for M and size 7 for F, both with ¾ sleeves, made with a Liberty fine cord, from here, bought last summer. It is perfect for this weather and the bright colours make it perfect for Spring.
I haven’t made any changes and only added a trim to the collar. The fabric, probably would have worked just fine for the collar, but I was afraid it would be too thick, so I used a plain white cotton and the trim just added a pop of colour. Also, was the perfect way not to make both dresses exactly the same!
The Juliette Dress and Top is a simple and fast sew, without zippers or buttonholes, which makes it a perfect project for a beginner, nevertheless, the result is beautiful inside and out.
You can get the pattern from Sewpony with 10% off until 2nd June with code DRESSEDINSEWPONY. Also, if you haven’t heard about it you should go and check the amazing sewing contest Suzanne organised. The prizes are wonderful!
Don’t forget to check all the creations made by these talented ladies.
Thank you so much for having me Suzanne and Jill! 😊