One of the things that has been so fun to do as I blog more and more is to be a part of blog tours. Sometimes it’s with established fabric or pattern designers, but sometimes I get the honor of introducing you all to someone that might just be new to you! And today I get to do that very thing! Irene from Serger Pepper Patterns is kicking off her Everyday Tank Top and Dress Blog Tour and I’m SO happy to be a part of it! There are TONS of other amazing bloggers on this tour and I promise you won’t see the same variation of the pattern in any 2 stops!
I had the chance to sew up this super fun and versatile dress and top pattern. I seriously flip-flopped on my fabric selections a billion times. It takes up SO little fabric that if you have a tiny girl like I do, you can almost get away with using scraps for this.
The Everyday Tank Dress is perfect for color blocking and using bits and pieces of you favorite knit fabrics. I chose this gray stripe from Riley Blake and the coordinating gray solid for the back, with this yummy magenta solid from Purple Seamstress Fabric.
I was only able to get one shot without the jacket. I kept telling myself that I needed to get this finished while it was still warm, and my procrastination got the best of me! Last Monday the high was 85F…today, the high was 30 degrees cooler!
As we left the house to go shoot these photos, Mr. Stew said to me, “I think this might be one of my favorite patterns you’ve made for her. I can see you making a lot of these in the summer.” And you know this is for real as he has seen HUNDREDS of dresses in the past 3 years. So it has the official Daddy Seal of Approval.
I paired the Everyday Tank Dress with another of Irene’s patterns, the Basic Leggings pattern. I made these pretty much as the pattern indicated, but since my girl falls on the short side of a size, I trimmed a few inches off the length. I used a black jegging fabric from Purple Seamstress Fabrics and these will definitely be a staple this Fall and Winter. I especially love how they go well with her chunky black boots!
This dress can be made into a maxi length as well as a tank, and it comes in sizes 3-14 and the tank version can be made for boys, too! You get a PDF with step by step pics, printable pattern pieces as well as a measurement chart in Metric and Imperial, and lots of tips for working with knits!
The best part of this blog tour is that there are lots of goodies for YOU! Here are the all of the amazing stops on the tour:
RaeAnna @ Sewing Mama RaeAnna
And last, but certainly not least, there’s a GIVEAWAY for you to enter! If you happen to buy a pattern with the code and win, you’ll get to pick an additional pattern or a $10 shop credit for use towards a future pattern!
A huge thanks to Irene for allowing me to be a part of this tour! I received both the Everyday Tank Dress and Basic Leggings patterns for my participation in this tour and the thoughts expressed here are completely my own, but also may be influenced by the amount of post-Halloween candy consumed while writing this up. Reese’s, anyone?by