When my friend Suz from Sewpony asks me to participate in a blog tour, it’s just impossible to say no. Her patterns are so beautiful and original, and the dresses I make from them always end up being my girls’ favorites.
The Tic Tac Toe dress is no exception. The basic model has a lovely piping detail, which extends from the bodice into the skirt’s pockets.
I loved that detail so much, that I decided not to add any of the other options. Less is more.
The fabric is this woven that I bought at Atelier in ‘t Leerke. It looks like linen, but it’s actually a viscose/polyester mix which is wonderfully soft, and not as stiff as the average linen (and if you’re looking to buy it: there’s a 20% Black Friday discount running).
The grid fabric I used for the pocket lining, is from Land Of Oh. It’s a knit which I stabilized with interfacing.
Please excuse the headless pictures! Norah has been ill, and while she didn’t mind having pics taken for a few minutes, I told her that she wouldn’t have to pose and smile.
The dress was easy to put together. The only difficult part was getting the piping to continue perfectly from bodice to skirt. My seam ripper has been working overtime 😉 But other than that, it was a piece of cake.
Would you like to buy this beautiful pattern? You can buy it here, and use the code TICTACTOE10 to get 10% off. The pattern is also available in Dutch.
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