Saturday, July 6, 2013

Heidi and Finn Chevron Dress - Pattern Test

I love a good pattern test and I can honestly say all of the ones I have been lucky enough to do have been great.  I have done a couple of Heidi and Finn pattern tests before and have also bought a variety of their patterns - they are a great mix of stylish but still young and comfortable.

This latest pattern (to be released next week I think) is the Chevron Dress - and here is my version:

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The dress is knit dress with a lined bodice and a different take on a tiered skirt.  There is an elastic waist for definition at the meet of the bodice and skirt.   The skirt is constructed as four panels which are then sewn together.  I love the chevron look at the front and the zig-zag hem.

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The other versions I have seen of this dress so far are I think mostly from northern hemisphere testers and so they are summery, floaty jersey versions.  I decided to go for a winter party dress version as it's colder than a cold thing here at the moment and I wanted her to wear it now.  I plan to make a long sleeved version of the skinny flashback to go underneath this from the dark plain blue fabric.

I have very little to say about this pattern in some ways, because it's just good.  I love the skirt, I love that the bodice is fully lined and the construction was straightforward and the instructions clear. My only complaint was my choice of fabric (slippery beyond belief).  I coped but if you pick a nicer fabric this would be a nice quick sew, whereas mine was a wrangly still pretty quick sew.

The small person seems to like this dress a lot, which is great as it's not pink :)  I think the sequinned layer helped with that, as her eyes nearly popped out of her head when she saw it.  The dress seems very on trend to me, a little Gatsby and really nice for winter parties.

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Apparently it's hilarious having your picture taken too :)

1 comment:

  1. Of course its hilarious!!! That dress is rocking as is little Miss.

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