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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pattern Review ~ Malibu Mega Ruffle Dress by Tenderfeet Stitches

This was my first time sewing for Amanda of Tenderfeet Stitches.  What a great pattern!  This is the ultimate in boutique sewing - layers of ruffly goodness. 

The Malibu Mega Ruffle Dress is a versatile pattern that you will be able to use for years. 
Included features:
Baby Girl Sizes: 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 9-12m, 12-18m, 18- 24m
Toddler Girl Sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T
Big Girl Sizes: 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Instructions and charts for both ribbon and fabric ruffles
Optional one or two layer skirt
Optional bodice tuxedo accent with or without ruffles
Bow tie straps for an adjustable fit
Best Fit Charts for determining the perfect size for every child

My only disappointment with this pattern was the finishing of the bodice.  This dress has a lined bodice, so if you'd prefer a cleaner look inside the dress, you'll have to hide the bodice/skirt seam by lifting the bodice liner while attaching the outer bodice to the skirt, then pin or hand-sew bodice lining before topstitching the bodice/skirt seam.  I'm just picky - if I spend 4 hours sewing, I want the inside to be as pretty as the outside :)

I'm very happy with Amanda's instructions and detailed pictures.  Her sizing charts are helpful in making sure you get the right size for your girl.  Even a beginner could sew this pattern!  Head over to Tenderfeet Stitches and check out her other beautiful patterns.  She's also on Facebook, so become a fan to keep informed of specials and new pattern releases.  


Pearl Girl said...

so sweet, and I am blown away at your car seat makeover. I do not think I am patient enough to tackle that.

Jaime said...

you won! you won! come see over a The Dress-up Drawer!

Lauranie said...

LOVE this!!! This is a really pretty pattern and your fabric choices are amazing!! :)

Paige said...

Aboslutely adorable! My girls would love this.