Sunday 21 May 2017

Ready, Set, GO! Miss Polly - SewPony Sewing Competition

I was so excited to see Suz's announcement of the HUGE SewPony sewing contest!

With entries open to Australian and International applicants, there is well over $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs!

I couldn't resist sewing up the Miss Polly for my entry. I just love the 60's feel to this design.
Since Miss Polly really channels that retro vibe, I figured I could get away with a totally psychedelic print! Add to that my 3 year olds love of cats, and I arrived at Tula Pink's Tabby Road collection!  

There's nothing more delightful than seeing my daughter's face light up when she sees I've sewn something with her in mind!

Not the delighted face expression here!

Much more delighted!

The A-line silhouette of Miss Polly makes for a sweet dress on girls of any age, plus the huge apron pocket is always a winner. 

Large apron pocket is perfect for treasures found in the park - or a sweet or two!

With Autumn in full swing here in Perth, Western Australia, I decided to choose a 3/4 sleeve and optional feature shoulder tabs.

Paired with stockings and boots, Miss Polly is perfect for cool weather.

For those thinking about sewing up a Miss Polly, the biggest challenge is the invisible zip. So I would recommend this sew for intermediate sewers.

I created my own piping from lime green satin bias and matched it with lime green flower buttons - picking up on the subtle green tone in the fabric.
My contrast fabric is hot pink pinwale corduroy. Thicker than quilting cotton, but again, perfect for cooler weather.

It is always a pleasure to sew up SewPony designs. They really have a timeless appeal and I know I will keep reaching for these patterns even as my daughter grows older.
Win or lose, you will always win when sewing SewPony! And if you would like to enter your own garment, please see all the relevant information HERE.
Not only that, during the competition ALL SewPony patterns are 10% off with coupon code DRESSEDINSEWPONY

Happy Sewing!
~ Zoe ~

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