23 July 2015

Another great pattern... by Straight Grain

An is one of the sweetest persons on the sewing/blogging world! I guess you all noticed by now that I'm totally in love with Straight Grain patterns, I like them all! The new pattern is no exception, It's GREAT! How cool is the launching video?!?
It's boiling hot in Madrid, like really really hot so I did a little hack and made both versions sleeveless. For the Elena I've also changed the zipper for some kam snaps. Can you believe I forgot to take pictures of the back?!? I prefer buttons/snaps for little ones.
Sometimes I don't care how the photos turn out, I just go ahead and shoot with the mobile if the camera husband is not around, but this time I wish I had better pictures to make justice to both dresses. They are so much better in real life... sigh...
There's nothing to say about the pattern that you already don't know. An instructions and diagrams make it a breeze to sew and the pattern pieces match to perfection, even combining sizes. I always need to do it to my chubby tinny girl, size 2 width and 12M height.
Enough of talking... Ladies and gentlemen I present you my versions of the Norah and Elena
(yes, there's a bow in the back... I could say that I've planned it and add it on propose, but no, the top of the zipper was really badly inserted kind of strange and I had to hide it below a bow)
Regina well done! The Elena is TOP! (for the more distracted, An designed the Norah and Regina the Elena). She hangs around here http://tweeemmerkeswater.blogspot.be.

An is giving a 25% discount during the blog tour. Just go to her shop (here) and use the code BLOGTOUR25

Check out the amazing versions everyone is doing... while I go packing because tomorrow we leave for our vacations Part II! 
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A An é uma das pessoas mais queridas deste mundo da costura/blogs! Acho que toda a gente já reparou que adoro as patterns de StraightGrain. Esta nova nao e excepçao, é espectacular! Nao esta lindo o video de lançamento?!?
Está imenso calor em Madrid, um autentico forno, por isso alterei os dois moldes e fiz sem mangas. Para o vestido Elena substitui o fecho invisivel nas costas por molas (gosto mais de molas ou botoes para os pequeninos).
Normalmente nao me importo muito com as fotos, disparo com o telefone se a camera Marido nao esta disponivel. Desta vez gostava mesmo de ter fotografias melhores, que fizessem justiça aos vestidos, sao tao mais bonitos ao vivo... 
Nao ha nada de novo a dizer em relaçao ao molde. As instruçoes e diagramas sao optimas, fazem com que seja simples coser os vestidos. As peças do molde encaixam na perfeiçao, mesmo misturando tamanhos. Tenho sempre que fazer largura 2 anos e altura 1 ano, para a minha baixota gordinha. E sao estas as minhas versoes do Norah e do Elena!
O vestido nao tem laço atras. Podia dizer que foi planeado mas nao, o fecho invisivel ficou mesmo mal na parte de cima, por isso tive que arranjar uma maneira de esconder.

A An esta a oferecer um desconto de 25% durante a blogtour. Vao a loja dela (aqui) e usem o codigo BLOGTOUR25

Vejam as versoes maravilhosas que toda a gente esta a fazer... enquanto eu vou ali fazer as malas para as ferias Part II!


  1. Oh Rita... You've done it again... twice! I love both versions so, so much. And I love YOU, for being such an incredibly sweet, helpful, perfectionist and fun tester and friend. A big thank you for making such stunning dresses with my little pattern. xo

    1. Your patterns are great! You know I love them all! ;)
      I have another Elena planned before we go on holidays I really hope I can make it...

  2. Both super cute dresses, Love that blue fabric! And great thinking adding the bow! ;) I'm not even commenting on how adorable that girl is! <3

  3. These are just so sweet! These dresses look so cute sleeveless as well. I love the addition of the bow!

  4. Both dresses are just adorable. she's so cute!

  5. OMG, how übercute is your daughter!! She looks adorable in both dresses.
    I can't decide which one I like best, they are both terrific!

  6. Wonderful dresses! Shhh just tell people the bow is a unique design feature ;)

  7. No no, thank you for making such stunning dresses with the pattern :)