I was fortunate to test one of her latest dress patterns, The Miss Matilda Dress and Top PDF Pattern, for Ella, and this dress has quickly become a favorite at my house! I just love this picture of her. She looks like such a little lady!
Disclaimer: The pattern was provided free of charge to me in exchange for testing it; however, all opinions stated in this post are 100% my own.
The Miss Matilda Dress and Top Pattern has a very classic style and is a well written pattern accompanied by lots of color photos and excellent instructions. The final product definitely looks like a boutique design.
I tested a size 5 of View A of the dress which includes the full ruffle around the neckline and down one side of the button placket on the bodice plus the attached sash.
However, the pattern includes two other options: View B is for a top with only a neck ruffle and sash while View C is for a dress with no ruffles. Plus all views can easily be embellished with trims and piping to make the piece even more unique.
I agree with Lindsay's difficulty rating that a confident beginner could accomplish this, and for an experienced sewer, it only takes an afternoon to complete from start to finish.
Ella reports that this dress is very comfortable and makes her feel good when she wears it. I think she looks sophisticated and quite beautiful.
The fabrics I used are all cotton, but I could not find the selvedge of the floral print to tell you what it is. The lilac and pink with a touch of blue/green is very sweet and reminds me an Easter dress!
For Fall, I think I'll make the View B version top without any ruffles to pair with capris or pants. I really like the top test versions everyone made.
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