I had the privilege of being a pattern tester for one of Nikki’s new patterns last week, which is soon to be released. This is her lovely, little girls Tulip dress (in sizes 2 to 8 ) modeled by Michaela. Nikki’s pattern was very detailed, and full of tips and photos, which I really needed, as a garment-sewing beginner. I made the sleeveless version of the dress, but the pattern also has sleeves (that’s a white tee you can see up there). Below is a shot of the dress on it’s own.
Michaela was pretty excited by the whole experience.
Here she is hamming it up for the camera when I tried the bodice on her, as I was making it.
I have some fabric to make another for Amelia, who has put in her order for one, and I am sure I will be quicker the second time, but not as quick as the girls would like – as soon as they see the fabric, they want it whipped up in a snap.
Make sure you keep an eye on Nikki’s blog, or her online shop, Nicole Mallalieu Design, where this pattern will soon be released. While you are there, browse through the vast array of hat and bag patterns and related hardware. If you sew at all, you are sure to find something you like.