The Show and Tell Project team is happy to celebrate another awesome pattern release from the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop!
My teammate Emily and I were both chosen to test the Tea Party Dress and Top. Remember our first joint post when we tested the Very Merry together in October? We are posting jointly today to share our creations with you!
I was selected to test the size 8 top and Emily was chosen to test the size 6 dress for her little girl.
Isn’t that gorgeous? Emily tested the full dress version, featuring piping, flutter sleeves, an elastic waist, and sash.
It features a beautiful button up back view and a nice skirt that is both full and hangs well. I love the yellow print Emily chose. It is perfect for spring!
I literally started sewing within a few hours after being selected. I first made my assigned style and size. I recently purchased several yards of a coordinating collection available at Hobby Lobby to make the girls’ Easter oufits. I knew this dress was exactly what I was looking for and would go well with the fabric I had in my stash. As usual, I made a size 8 lengthened to a size 10 for my tall daughter. I followed the instructions for adding a piping accent and the flutter sleeves. The flutter sleeve pieces are very simple and quick so you won’t regret using them.
One of the things I love about Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop’s patterns is that I can be confident that the size chart is accurate. For this loose, woven top, go by the size chart for the perfect fit. For Middle Miss, this meant making one size smaller than her usual size in RTW knits and adding length.
After initial testing feedback, some ease was taken out of the “skirt” portion for a better fit. The fit is still generous, but look how nice and polished my second top came out? We even tried a new locale to get the perfect shot.
The fabric is Bees & Bits Spring by Millie Fleur Bari J. for Art Gallery. A local friend had finished a gorgeous dress out of it and destashed the remnant to me, and I just barely had enough to make this top, but it was worth all the fussy cutting!
Finally, no pattern test is complete for me without a sister shoot – plus it also brings me closer to finishing Easter outfits for all my girls! Head on over to The Show and Tell Project Blog Facebook page if you want to see a sneak peek of what I made for Baby Miss, too!
Why should you head on over to PAB and grab a copy of the Tea Party Dress and Top TODAY?
- It is on sale for $6.50 today (2/25) only.
- It comes in sizes 3 mos to 12 years (sew by chest size and add/shorten where needed).
- Top and dress variations.
- Flutter sleeve and sleeveless variations
- Showcases woven fabrics.
- Optional elastic and sash.
- A relatively quick sew with excellent results. My pieces took about 90 minutes for the tops and 2 hours for the dress.
(This post contains affiliate links. Emily and I each received a copy of the pattern for testing purposes. All reviews and opinions are our own).