Another Tulip – this time a dress.

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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.

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Michaela was pretty excited by the whole experience.

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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.

You can see two other versions of the dress over at Lara’s blog.

3 thoughts on “Another Tulip – this time a dress.

  1. Oooh, aren’t you lucky?! The dress is very cute. And yes, loads of great stuff over at Nikki’s place – I may just own three or four patterns myself already 🙂

    Hope you’re having lovely holidays. Can’t believe the pace they’re going (though in a few weeks I’ll probably still be breathing that sigh of relief!)

  2. Been meaning to leave a comment here since you posted it…. thanks so much for the fab job you did, your feedback and for sharing the result! Your model is gorgeous, too!

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