I do have some pattern testing photos to share.
|accessories by Danielle|
This sweet dress is the Avita Dress by Popolok Designs. I was excited to get a chance to try this pattern out before it was released, but even more pleased to find out this pattern was created by Alviana, whose work I was familiar with on Pattern Review.
|That zipper up the back? |
It could NOT be any easier to insert!
It's got a flared skirt, long sleeves, a faux, lace-up vest and a zipper up the back. I cannot say enough how beautifully the pieces were drafted. I wanted to cry, it was done so well. And the fit was excellent, though you can't really tell because I made my dress too small!
|I love how girlie she looks|
Aggghhh! I was so confident in my ability to print that I didn't measure the test square, and my 1-inch by 1-inch square was only 7/8-inch by 7/8-inch. Thankfully I had added length to the skirt pieces and Danielle is slim, so she is able to squeeze into it. I don't think it will be making it to spring though!
|The faux-vest makes it |
seem fairy-tale-ish :)
I can't say enough about how wonderful this pattern was. There were so many details that make it stand out among other patterns (pdf or otherwise). I think my two favorite features were the line drawing and the fabric/color ideas, but there are so many other things that made it high-quality--a finished measurement chart, cutting layout, clear instructions--I highly recommend this pattern!