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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hello Cali... nice to meet you!

So, you know how there are always those other shops out there that you admire, you see them post on Instagram and fall in love with their style... and then sometimes you are lucky enough to have them start following you back? I was tickled when Jilly Atlanta started following me and invited me to test out her upcoming PDF pattern release- the Cali blouse & dress. It is such a classic, timeless pattern with loads of options!

I tested the size 2 for my little peanut and added the dress length of the size 4. The pattern has cut lines for both top and dress length. I love the versatility!

There are several sleeve options on this pattern as well- short sleeves, long sleeves with elastic in the upper arm to create a gorgeous bell-sleeve style, trim on the sleeves, or elastic at the wrists, which is what I used in this test. I love a pattern with options!

The pattern ranges from a 2t to a size 6. It includes a size chart, fabric requirements, and a notions listing so that you have everything you need to sew it up.

The pattern itself is a printable PDF that is color coded per size and includes a 1" test box to ensure you printed to the correct scale. There are diagrams included in the instructions to ensure you assemble the pages correctly. The pattern also includes a suggested cutting layout.

This pattern includes very detailed instructions with super clear pictures and even includes a link to a video tutorial on YouTube. The construction of this dress included some new techniques for me, which I am always happy to learn!

There are additional instructions for adding trim along the neck line and sleeves. I left this one plain, but love the look of the trim in both places! Instead, I opted to add a trim just above the hemline for an added pop of color.

I am happy to welcome Jilly Atlanta to the PDF world on facebook. Be sure to check out her other amazing patterns in her etsy shop- JillyAtlanta and also join the pattern group on facebook- JillyAtlanta Pattern Group. And P.S. she also sells some AMAZING clothing in her Etsy shop!

1 comment:

  1. I love your styling with this! Such a beautiful sew!