I was chosen to test another pattern! This time, it was for Annabelle. The pattern is called the Vivax top and dress and you can find it here: Vivax Top and Dress
I was assigned the dress length, with the collar neck, and long 3-piece sleeves. Annabelle is not a big fan of long sleeves, so I promised her I would chop them to short sleeves if she wants, once testing was over. She hasn’t asked me to do that yet, but that may come once it warms up outside.
I was a little intimidated by the pockets on this pattern, but they turned out better than I expected! My kids love when I make things with pockets! I don’t blame them, I like pockets too.
When I started, I cut out the pattern on a black fabric, and then realized it would not photograph well, so I let her choose something more bright 🙂
She loves unicorns, so I shouldn’t have been surprised! I showed her the dress when it was done at night, and she decided to wear it to school the next day, so I guess she liked it. And I peeked at her outfits for the upcoming week, and it’s in the pile- that means it’s a winner!
I found the unicorn fabric at Joanne Fabrics, and the white is a double brushed poly that I ordered from So Sew English in a bundle with some other fabric. She loves the feel of the double brushed poly, and it brightened it up even more.
I really like the length of this dress, especially for a girl who wants to wear leggings every day!
Details about the pattern:
- It comes in 3 languages- English, Dutch and French
- It ranges in size from 12 months to 14
- It can be top or dress length
- Two neck options- collar or round neck
- Sleeves: short, half sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, 2 piece long sleeve, 3 piece long sleeve
I had her pose outside our school for pictures since the brick wall is a better background than my kitchen wall 🙂 Good thing we get there early, I’m not sure if she would let me do this if her friends were around!