Monday, September 29, 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #5: Fishsticks Designs Playhouse Dress

Another Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 make!  This time, the Fishsticks Designs Playhouse Dress!

What's included in Parcel #5 for girls and tweens, you might ask: 

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Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle
Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM
Playhouse Dress by Fishsticks Designs
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman

Bonus Pattern: Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #5 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern, the Sunki Dress by Figgy's! You might remember I made the Sunki for my niece earlier this year and it was awesomesauce... those pockets!

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So, back to the Fishsticks Playhouse Dress: freaking cute, folks.  

The little curved bodice, dramatic, swingy skirt and puff sleeves... adorable. Plus, you can sew it up in all knit fabrics or in a mix of knit and woven fabric, like I did here. Lots of opportunities for fun fabric combos!

Here's my friends' daughter, Zoey, looking pretty ecstatic in her Playhouse dress and engaging in some sort of toddler can-can dance (he he- get it?!):

My fabrics: some cute pink and white striped knit from my mom's vintage stash combined with a fun quilting cotton from Belleboo here in Bangkok.

This dress is really fun to put together. I did my whole dress on the serger, pretty much. The only part that gave me a little trouble was easing the puff sleeves into the sleeve bands. My knit fabric wasn't very stretchy, so I ended up sewing a gathering stitch around the edge of the sleeve to get it to fit the band and basting it before serging.  Otherwise, no troubles whatsoever.  A super quick and adorable dress!

The Playhouse dress is perfect for picking flowers!:

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Have a look at what the other creative bloggers on the Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 Inspiration Tour are making with the great patterns in the parcel:

Friday, September 19 Pienkel || Cookin' and Craftin'

Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs

Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28 Stitches by Laura || Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29 Cookin' and Craftin' || The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30 mama says sew || FABulous Home Sewn || The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1 lady and the gents || That's-Sew-Kari || Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows

Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara