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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Those sleeves make me swoon- The Cecille top & dress by Lily Giggle!

I love all things girly and vintage, so I couldn't wait to put my spin on the newest pattern releasing by Lily Giggle. This pattern has the most gorgeous cuffed sleeves that just leave me swooning. And talk about options- this pattern is full of them!

I used some knit I picked up at Persnickety Fabrics to sew up this little double ruffled peplum top version with a touch of cluny lace and buttons.


This top came together beautifully. I used to be terrified of sewing with knits until I starting using Lily Giggle patterns- Beth does such a great job of explaining knit sewing techniques and gives you some very useful tips!


This is the double ruffle peplum version of the top with long sleeves. Did I mention the top can also be made with three quarter length or short sleeves? Or a circle peplum? Or a dress? Or a cowl neck? I mean you can do SO many things with this one pattern!


I also stitched up the dress version using an ivory knit and some of my favorite fabric from Art Gallery's Emmy Grace line. This print has such a sweet vintage vibe!


I had to do the long sleeves again- because I just adore them- and added a simple strip of lace down the bodice before attaching my neck band. There is also an option for a gorgeous cowl neck! 


Such a comfortable dress for this time of year with the knit bodice! My daughter loves the knit top- and I love that it looks a little bit dressy with those sleeves! 



A few more details about Cecille:
- fitted knit top
- beautiful, feminine bishop sleeves
- neckband or cowl neck options
- double layered flouncy bottom or frilly layered ruffle peplum
- dress with optional banded waist
- long, short or 3/4 length sleeves
- sizes 2 - 12 years

I promise you will not be disappointed with this pattern- it can truly be used year round! 




Get ready to "Sew some happy" with Lily Giggle once the Girls Bundle Up is released on January 23rd!