Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sponsored Post- Felicity Sewing Patterns- Peachy Dress and Playsuit Pattern Review

Posted by Heather at Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Felicity Sewing Patterns newest PDF sewing pattern, the Peachy Dress and Playsuit. Before reviewing this pattern, I had heard of  Felicity Sewing Patterns but I had never sewn one of her patterns. Now that I have, I'm definitely going to be coming back to this designer!

The Peachy Dress and Playsuit has a ton of options to sew up- dress, playsuit, shoulder frills, neck frills, etc.! I chose (er, rather, my four year old chose ;-) the Dress with Shoulder Frills option.

Here are some of my favorite Peachy Dress and Playsuit highlights:

-Included in this pattern are six different options- Basic Dress, Basic Playsuit, Shorts, Dress with Shoulder Frills, Romper with Neck Frill and Pillowcase Dress/Top. Essentially, that boils down to six different patterns for the price of one. Win!
-This pattern is written for size 2-14. That's a huge size window, which means that it will last a long time!
-Because of the bias binding for the armholes (and in my case, the shoulder frills), the end product looks really finished and polished. I was really happy with how a little bias tape helped "finish" the dress and add detail.
-The pattern is written for woven fabrics. Because of the multiple pattern pieces, this allows for some creative mixing and matching of fabrics and patterns. I loved mixing chevron, polkadots and a busier design together in one, cohesive dress.
-Any pattern with pockets is a win with my daughter. She LOVES anything I make for her that includes pockets. With this pattern, you have the option of in-seam pockets or exposed pockets.

-The sweet shoulder frills add a sense of femininity without being overly obnoxious.

Peachy Dress and Playsuit- Shoulder frills and Neckline

-I really like the cinched elastic waist on this pattern. This helps define the dress and not make it so loose and baggy.
-I made the size 5 and I felt like the dress fit my daughter well. She's in an awkward in-between sizes (between size 4t and 5t in ready to wear) and the size 5 fell right at the top of the knees. The bodice was roomy without being voluminous.

Pertaining the the tutorial and pattern pieces themselves, here are my thoughts:

-LOTS of pictures throughout the tutorial. The pictures are clear and descriptive. They definitely aided in my understanding of the overall pattern and sewing process.
-I liked that each step was written almost like a bullet point, in it's own box. Easy to understand. Clear, concise and to the point.
-Because of the size of the tutorial (79 slides, total- including pattern pieces!), you do tend to do a bit of scrolling and referencing.
-The tutorial is well-written and easy to understand. Steps are described fully and without question.
-Personally, I appreciate when a designer shows a picture of their pattern piece layout on the fabric. This helps me understand which way to cut my fabric and how to get the most out of the yardage.
-Also, I LOVE when a designer shows a picture of the pattern layout. This is really helpful in putting together the pattern pieces. Honestly, in my opinion, this is one of the single-most helpful thing a PDF sewing pattern designer can do to ensure a successful pattern! No questions on how to put the pattern together- love that!

I had a very pleasant experience reviewing the Felicity Sewing Patterns Peachy Dress and Playsuit and I would recommend this pattern to others. The hallmark of a good pattern is wanting to sew more than one. Well, I definitely want to sew this pattern, again! :-)

Happy sewing!

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for Felicity Sewing Patterns. The opinions expressed here are my own."***


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