This week, I had the real pleasure of pattern testing for the lovely Lynn of The Handmaiden's Cottage. She has a new dress pattern coming soon that she is going to call The Handmaiden's Cottage Peasant Dress. It is a great pattern that makes a beautiful dress.
Here is my version! Isn't it gorgeous! This is my cutie patootie 6 year old modelling it. This is a peasant dress pattern with faux apron in the front. It is has 3/4 length sleeves that have a casing just above the elbow. My daughter loves to wear pretty dresses but they have to be comfortable. This one passed the comfort test! Unlike some peasant dress patterns, this one's bodice pattern pieces are slightly different front and back so you get a great fit. The skirt is meant to be slightly long, at about high shin lenght.
It has a sash that ties in the back.
Here is a closeup of how the faux apron meets the skirt, in the front. Can you see that the skirt has one long ruffle and the faux apron has three ruffles? Such a pretty detail!
The sleeve has a pretty casing detail. You can see it here in the mostly turquoise fabric that matches the sash.
I have had these fabrics in my stash for years, literally, waiting for the right project and finally I found it. The sleeve, bodice, and skirt fabrics are all from Timeless Treasures and the ruffle and sash are by Michael Miller fabrics. The MM line was called The Big E but I don't recall what the TT line was called and it wasn't named on the fabric itself. Just said by Timeless Treasures.
As with most young girls, twirl factor is very important!!
Head on over to The Handmaiden's Cottage Facebook page and give Lynn some love! The pattern will be released very soon. I will let you know when! You are going to love it.