Once upon a time, in the early days of Snickerdoodle Stew, Lily Giggle patterns (affiliate link) made a Christmas appearance.
And then a Valentine’s Day encore.
Needless to say, when Lily Giggle went on hiatus at the end of 2013, the PDF pattern world had a tiny hole in its collective heart. You can imagine how excited we all were when they made their comeback earlier this month with updated classics, and a few new patterns, too! I was additionally geeked out to be asked to be a part of their blog tour that included other amazing bloggers like Made for Mermaids and My Sweet Sunshine. Can you say STARSTRUCK?
If you don’t know about Lily Giggle, they offer a wide variety of children’s PDF patterns that use both knit and woven fabrics. I know a lot of people freak out when you talk about knits, but Beth is well versed in them and she really gives good instructions. Everything from what kinds of knits to use, to helpful hints on how to get them to perform best. I was asked to blog about their new Jujube Dress and it is no exception to Lily Giggle’s excellence in PDF pattern making.
The Jujube Dress is a fun, drop-waisted dress that features a knit bodice and a woven skirt. There are several options for sleeves (long, 3/4, and short, but you could also do sleeveless) as well as ruched ruffles on the knit bodice. I opted to omit the ruffles on the bodice to let the fun design on the knit shine through.
Highlights of this pattern include:
- Sizes 2-12
- Printed pattern pieces for the bodice
- Measurement chart for rectangular pieces
- Tips and tricks for working with knits
- Suggestions for sewing notions to make tasks easier
- Full color pics and step-by-step instructions
The skirt on the Jujube is very full and twirly! I made the skirt a little shorter than the measurements given and added a sweet little hem band. Partly because I hate to hem…but mostly so I had a place to put that sweet, Cluny lace!
The knit bodice has a slim fit, but there’s definitely room for movement. My daughter is between a 3 and a 4 in most PDF patterns, and this size 4 fits her great with room for growth this fall and winter. She was a trooper for modeling this in 90F weather!
In case you’re wondering about this yummy fabric, it’s the new Indelible line from Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. I used the knit and the woven from this collection, and as usual, these amazing fabrics do not disappoint!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my stop on the tour! Beth from Lily Giggle (affiliate link) is offering a great giveaway in conjunction with this blog tour! Check out the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below to win a copy of the Jujube Dress pattern and then check out these other stops to win those featured patterns, too!by