Monday, 3 April 2017

Tulip Trio Top and Dress

The Tulip Trio* from LittleKiwisCloset is here! The name of the pattern says it already there are all sorts of trios in the options. 
There are three lengths: top, dress or a drop waist top with skirt.
There are three types of sleeves: cap sleeves, tulip sleeves and long sleeves.
So many possibilities to mix and match. I love patterns with many options. What I also really like about this pattern is the versatility of the pattern. You can use different fabrics for all the different pattern pieces, which I of course LOVE. But you can also use one colour for the top pattern pieces for example to give it a completely different look.
First up I made the dress with the tulip sleeves, I think they are so cute. However, they caused some troubles for me. First I sewed the binding on the tulip sleeves on the wrong side, they have to be sewn on the button of the sleeve, I sewed them on the top of the sleeves... on ALL four of them. After I unpicked the binding, I started again and after I finished I noticed that I did it again for one of the sleeves, I again sewed the binding on the top of the sleeve. So I had to unpick it again, ugh! Luckily things went much better after that.

After the dress I made a top with long sleeves. It was such a quick sew. I think in total I finished it all (including cutting) in less than 1,5 hours. How great is that! The Tulip Trio comes in a wide range of sizes, from New Born until 12 years, so it is a pattern that you can use for a long time. It is on sale for $8 until the 10th of April.


I really like the different feel the top and dress have. The different fabrics that I have used make a big difference. The Top also flares out a bit, just like the dress. I really like that, and so do my kids. Our oldest then still feels she is wearing a dress, but just a t-shirt dress. She is really a dress kind a girl. The fabric I used for the neck binding is just regular knit/jersey, which is great because finding the right color of binding is sometimes difficult.
Pattern: Tulip Trio by LittleKiwisCloset, sizes NB-12Y
Fabric: Summer Forest from Lillestoff and again some scraps for the dress. For the top the black and white giraffes were a coupon that I bought at the Madeline de stoffenmadam

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