Happy Friday, I’m sharing our Easter pictures and the Peasant Style Top I made, plus I’ve got good news! I’ve had multiple requests and finally have had the chance to add the next size up to my free peasant dress pattern! The Peasant Dress Pattern is now available in 12/18 mo, 2t/3t, 4/6, 7/8 and 9/10.
(The latest version has now been added to the original tutorial page. Find it here and grab your copy.)
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With Easter coming, I knew I wanted to sew something pretty for my lil missy to wear for the holiday and our spring pictures. My go-to pattern for a quick and easy sew is my peasant dress pattern. I love that it can be made casual or dressy just by using different fabrics and slightly altering the style. (I also love the fact that it looks good un-hemmed with just a rolled edge- what a time saver! This stitch alone makes the price of a serger totally worth it!) I have shared several versions of this pattern and they all look different! (You can see them all here on one page.)
It was my intention to have this post up before Easter, but I had so much trouble choosing the fabric! I knew I wanted to use some of the gorgeous floral prints that I’ve been saving for several years, but I’ve been running into a small problem with some of these fabrics… I pretty much bought them all in 1 yard cuts! 5 years ago, this was plenty of fabric to make a dress, but now my missy has grown so much, 1 yard just does not cut it anymore. So my advice to you- buy at least 1.5 yards per cut! The fabric I used here is from Tanya Whelan, but is no longer available.
Anyway, for our Easter pic’s since everything is so pretty and green, we went outside for the photos and brought along most of our crew!
We’ve got Teeny and Fluffy, the baby chicks; and Callie, the sweetest 17 year old kitty, (an inside/outside cat we’ve adopted.) She’s not much of a mouser any more, but if you put your hand out, she will do all the work and pet herself!
For this year’s outfit, I followed my tutorial for the Modern Peasant Dress. Instead of a dress though, I opted for tunic length. (Mostly due to the shortage of fabric.) The difference between the modern peasant style and regular peasant dress is the modern version cuts the bodice and skirt into two pieces and adds a belt to hide the seam/create a waist.
I added 3/4 sleeves with a bit of shirring around the bicep and a 2 x 54 inch belt.
Came out perfect! And I am in love with the fabric combo. If you would like to add a few spring florals to your fabric collection, Fabric.com has a ton right now. (I am particularly loving the Kaffe Fassett florals right now.)