13 June 2015

The Holly Dress - Canadian Designer Tour

Welcome to the next stop in this fabulous Canadian Designer Tour Ula from Lulu & Celeste has organized!
We are featuring Audrey & Tiffany and their beautiful Holly dress. 
This dress is perfect for summer. It's elegant and femenine and at the same time it's comfy for the little ones playing and enjoying in the park. 
I'm a big fan of Audrey & Tiffany. Allison from EM Patterns and Deb from Sprouting Jube Jube joined last summer to create this stylish brand in which they have already released 2 patterns: the Secret Garden Dress (this was their first creation) and the Holly Dress (launched a few months ago).
The Holly dress has an empire waist and a squared neck and it joins the 1/4 circle skirt with a contrasting band (optional). The back closes with a series of buttons and loops.
The bodice comes with 2 different options: some super tiny and delicate pintucks or with gathers. This time I decided to try something new. I went for some wavy pintucks. The pattern recommends to make the pintucks first on a rectangular piece of fabric with the corresponding measurements depending on the size and afterwards you cut the front bodice. If you want to try these pintucks you have to baste the pintucks in one direction at the top and the opposite direction in the bottom. Pretty easy! But is just gives the dress some volume in the bodice and I really like it for summery clothes.
I had the honor to test both dresses before being released. This is my test version of the Holly dress (pintucks in the bodice) with some of my fave photos of my daughter ever! 
And the Secret Garden Dress she wore so much last summer! 

From June 11th to 15th only, Audrey and Tiffany are offering 25% off their patterns with the coupon code OHCANADA.
Also, you can enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win the Holly and Secret Garden pdf dress patterns.

I hope you enjoyed the post and make sure you don't miss the rest of the tour! There are still many designers and blogger's creations to come! And also many more prizes from the tour sponsors!

June 1 - 3 Gracious Threads - InterviewCreative Bug - The Wholesome Mama - stitched by crystal
June 4 - 6 Jalie – InterviewShaffer SistersCall Ajairehibbadoray
June 8 – 10 Thread Theory – InterviewHandmade BoyRebel & MaliceSew Out of Control
June 11 - 13 Audrey & Tiffany – InterviewAll Things Katy!Not Sew FastConversas de Hermanas
June 15 – 17 E+M Patterns – InterviewFrom-a-BoxMade by SaraClimbing the Willow
June 17 - 19 Victory Patterns – InterviewSwoodson SaysThread Riding HoodSprouting JubeJube
June 18 – 20 FABulous Home Sewn – InterviewCreate3.5Calm and CarrionStitches by Laura
June 22 – 24 Filles a Maman – InterviewPattern RevolutionPhatQuarterssewstarlyHouse of Estrela
June 24 – 26 Closet Case Files – Interviewgloria juneRebel & MaliceSew Far North
June 25 – 27 Elegance & Elephants – InterviewSprouting JubeJubeAmandaRoseMae & K
June 29 - 30 Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
July 1st Last day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post! 

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  1. The dress looks darling on your girl. The pintucs are such a lovely detail! Looking at your photos I realise how much I miss summer and summer sewing.

  2. Beautiful dresses!

  3. SO beautiful! Love all the dresses you have made :) Thank you so much for taking part in the tour!

  4. What a cutie! That flower dress is gorgeous.

    Jessica | Kids Clothing Designer