Here's the first one I'm testing from the new batch: the Georgia Vintage Dress.
I tested version A, which includes a bib, double-layer skirt, and flutter sleeves. Piping borders the bib on the front. (Some testers used ric rac instead of piping. Lace would be pretty, too.)
There's a precious peter pan collar and buttons down the front.
The skirt is assembled with French seams.
The bodice and sleeves are lined.
The back buttons up and ties with a sash and big bow. Despite watching a video tutorial on YouTube, I still can't get my bows to look perky.
I opted for covered buttons on the back, and I'm so thrilled with the result.
Pattern: Georgia Vintage Dress from the Cottage Mama (It'll be released next week.)
Size and Modifications: 18 months. She was at the bigger end of the size, and it fit perfectly. No modifications.
Fabric: Tilda. I first saw this bird fabric in Sew Beautiful magazine Issue 141 last year. When I saw a bolt at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion in March, I bought a yard of it and a half yard of two coordinating fabrics knowing there'd be a perfect dress for it. Unfortunately I made a major cutting error and messed up the coordinating pink. Lucky for me our fabric shop had some pink that was pretty close to perfect. It's not the best quality, but it matches better than I'd hoped.
Thoughts: The process of testing this pattern was so much fun. Lindsay created a private chat group for us so we could share questions, comments, and pictures along the way. She was available for questions. It was a positive experience for sure.
And the dress! It's well made and well designed.
Eliza loves it. She would wear it all day, every day if I'd let her. Ryan about melted when he saw her in it. And I think it's the cutest dress I've sewn.
Next time: I've got fabric in my stash that would be PERFECT, but I don't have enough of it. Maybe I'll head down and get another yard. . .
(You can "like" Cottage Mama on Facebook to see pictures of the other testers' versions.)