Friday, November 6, 2015
Pattern Review: SLPCO Saige Dress
Name of the pattern: Saige Dress
Source: The Simple Life Pattern Company
Sizes available: 2T - 12
Special materials required: Knit (about 1-2 yds depending on the version you make), elastic or cording
Skill level required: Experienced beginner
How you came to choose the pattern: I am a pattern tester for this company.
Did you deviate from the pattern? Small deviation. On the “bib” portion, I lined the black one since I used Perfection Fused Leather and it would have been hard to turn it under. On the brown leather, I just left the edge raw.
This dress fit her great. It didn’t have any ruffles and gathers, and was a great tween item. She got tons of compliments on her SuperGirl dress. I went with her measurements and graded between sizes (in this case I did 8W, 12L). The pattern instructions were fairly straight forward, and this is a pretty easy pattern to make.
I made both versions with some leather additions (since I have a stockpile!), and it helped to make them look more mature. The bib section was great for adding iron-on vinyl embellishments, which she requested. The drawstring is cute, and I added some beads to the ends to give them some interest, and also to make sure they wouldn’t slip through the holes for the drawstring.
I don’t really have anything bad on this one. It was a fairly easy sew.
Nada. It is cute and she loves it.
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