I had no idea what the pattern was going to be like but as I already have a fair number of her patterns & others on my wish list I knew whatever it turned out to be that I & our G were going to love it.
The pattern turned out to be for a delightful patchwork dress called "Little Gypsy Queen". It has a very twirly skirt, an attached sash and lovely elasticated ruffly collar. It is a super easy pull on style with no fastenings & instantly our G was excited. When I told her that she would get to keep this dress as it was a pattern test & not an order - her excitement had her squealing with delight.
I knew the dress was going to need at least 5 different fabrics to bring out the patchwork style so we went through my current stash of fabrics together to choose what I'd be using to make it. We decided on 3 of my Dena Designs Kumari Garden fabrics and 2 Riley Blake fabrics that all mixed and matched beautifully. For the collar and sash I used some gorgeous cream coloured cotton sateen to give the dress an extra special luxurious touch.
When my big fabric order comes in next month I shall be adding this style of dress to my etsy shop.. so check back here or keep an eye on my FB page for future announcements :)
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