woensdag 10 augustus 2016

Nice to meet you: the Skola dress

The Skola dress and top is the latest pattern by Elegance & Elephants. And it has everything to become a classic for your girls wardrobe. It can be a top or a dress (A-line or with two other skirt options), with two collar styles and three sleeve options. As you can see, it offers a lot of possibilities for mixing and matching.

I got the opportunity to test the pattern. Since the little lady of the house has her own little will, I first went trough all the possibilities with her. And she decided on the A-line dress. I decided to add the collar. Picking the fabric just took her like 5 seconds: the wales it had to be!

My girl has challenging sizes. Her length matched the 5y, but she's really really slim... Her chest measurements match the 2y. So I lengthened the 2y pattern piece, and I ma so happy with the result! The fit is just spot on!

Now for some details. You can make the Skola dres and top without a collar and just finish the neckline with a facing. But you can also choose a peter pan collar of a pointed collar. And I love collars!

So for this dress I chose the pointed collar. And I couldn't resist adding some buttons... They also help keeping the facing in place.

The Skola pattern comes with very clear instructions and it's quite a quick sew. It looks great and is really comfortable! What more can you want?! I already made two versions and I'll definitely make some more!

This one is perfect for warm summer days (we must stil get some of those some day!). But it's also perfect for layering with a cardigan and some knee socks or leggings.

 Love my crazy girl!

If you want to make your own Skola dress or top (or both!), you can find the pattern here. I can anly recommend it!

pattern: Skola dress and top by E&E Patterns
fabric: Elvelyckan design, bought at kersenpitje