After no blog tour experience, I now find myself part of two blog tours within a week!! Uncanny! Although, I must profess, I don’t consider myself an expert at this!
But on to the fun bit!! Australian designer Suzanne of SewPony has just released her stately new dress pattern – the Tic Tac ToeDress!!
This is the second dress pattern that I’ve had the pleasure of testing for SewPony – the first being the Miss Polly.
Like Miss Polly, Tic Tac Toe has a very classic, vintage-esc feel to it. With piping, pockets, comfortable fitting bodice & a slightly gathered skirt. The pattern includes sizes 12 months to 10 years (approximately.)
|Half collar with bodice view "C" & gathered rectangular sleeves
There are 3 different bodice options, but many ways to make your dress unique. The two dresses I made, use bodice “B” and bodice “C” – as I’m rather partial to piping! Bodice “A” is plain, but perfect for adding some FMA (free motion appliqué) or embroidery!
|View from Kings Park - Western Australia - The location for our photos this day
Sleeve options are coming out the whaazoo with this dress!! You can choose sleeveless, gathered rectangular, small rectangular, puff sleeves, ¾ length & full length sleeves! So many ways to make this dress suitable for all seasons!
Add to those options, full collar, half collar, epaulettes and a front or back tie and two back bodice options (regular & “v”.) You really have a full arsenal of options! And during this blog tour and the testing, there have been many wonderful variations and I hope you will have a look at the other bloggers versions too! So inspiring!
|Pockets for those treasures or feathers!
This dress will suit sewers of intermediate experience. The back bodice closes via invisible zip – see my invisible zip tutorial for some extra help! Piping may seem challenging if you’ve never worked with it or made it, however, the Tic Tac Toe pattern gives clear instructions on how to install and even make your own!! Please also visit my previous blog post on how to make your own! #pipeallthethings
|This beautiful, bright print is a soft cotton drill
|Nothing says Summer like Summer fruit!
SewPony provides clear, well written instructions which will provide you with the guidance you need to sew up your own stunning dresses!
Until Friday 24th November 2016, with coupon code TICTACTOE10, you can receive 10% off the purchase price of the Tic Tac Toe pattern! This is a pattern you need in your digital stash, timeless, adaptable, elegant! Everyday or special occasion, Tic Tac Toe is the pattern.
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