Monday, June 30, 2014

Scalloped Princess Dress BLOG TOUR - Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Little Kiwis Closet Scalloped Princess Dress Blog Tour. Thank you for joining us. I'm always excited to share what I'm sewing. It is always a pleasure to work with Lydia. She is a hard working mama and pattern designer. I have had the pleasure of working with her in the past on some of her PDF pattern tests.  Little Kiwis Closet is all about the kids. 

Be sure to Visit the other Day 1 Blog at Keep Calm and Carrion!

The Scalloped Dress has many variations that makes it a more custom finished product. You can mix and match and create whatever your heart desires. It comes in sizes 12 months-9 years. By the way, I started a second dress but I have not finished it. My daughter is 5, almost 6 years old. She normally wears a size 6 or 7. I chose the size 5. It is important to go by your child's measurements when sewing. I know that for some designers she needs a 6, some she needs a 4! However, I wish I did the 6. More room to grow. Although it could be just me not wants to "waste" my precious Fashionably bad fabric. he he.

I however chose the High-Low skirt for this one. As I felt it made my her villainous dress pop. It is also perfect for going to see Maleficent. Which we are going this week! Can I make myself one of these dresses and get away with it? Plus, Isn't it the in thing? My sweet princess was all too excited to showcase the design for us all.

The overall pattern is easy to put together. Basic sewing techniques are required, of course. It's always helpful to read the directions before hand, and keep a copy close by. I love my tablet for this! Follow each step closely and you won't have a problem. 

The most time consuming part on my end was taping the pattern pieces together. Luckily, there is a key so that you don't have to print what you do not need. It saves paper, and ink! Yay! 

There are several skirt options to choose from. I myself, had a bit of a hard time choosing. The scalloped hem is breathtaking as it is. Still, the High-Low won my beauty queen over. The next step was choosing what combination I wanted for the bodice. There are just so many necklines to choose from. The V neck was what I chose. It is so darling. 

The back of the dress is stunning as well. 

The deep V adds a great touch. It took me a little less than two hours to complete. Even with the use of a seam ripper. 

The options are:
4 Necklines
2 Bodice Styles
3 skirt styles (below knee, high-low and long)
3 Hem styles

Be sure to visit the other blogs during the Blog Tour with Little Kiwis Closet! I can't wait to see what they make!


You can purchase this pattern and many other unique PDF patterns from Little Kiwis Closet on Craftsy, Also join the Little Kiwis Closet Facebook group to get all the good deals and testing calls!

(Not me though!) ;-)


  1. Great job! I really want/need to start learning to sew :).

  2. That is such a cute dress! I love the mixture of the color and prints.

    Michelle F.

  3. Such a cute dress! To bad I have boys.

  4. Awesome job, love how there is so many options :)

  5. I admire your bravery with such bold colors and patterns. Your little model looks so happy!


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