Thursday, 7 February 2019

Basically Jalie Blog Tour: Bella Fit and Flare dress

This week it is time for the Basically Jalie Blog tour and a giveaway! For this blog tour it is all about basics. Although a dress might not be a stereotype basic, it is for our eldest. She wears a dress every single day, or at least as often as possible. So I chose the Bella Fit and Flare dress (3460) from Jalie. Read until the end for more details about the giveaway!
I love the silhouette of this dress and so does our girl. When she spins around it twirls perfectly. And did you see that lovely back? I finished the back differently. In the pattern they add elastic to finish off the neck. I was lazy and just added a neck binding that I serged to the dress.
To accentuate the princess seams I added piping to the front seams. I used the same fabric that I used for the neck binding. Because we are still in winter season I also made a tank top to wear underneath the dress. I used the Raglan Tee, Racerback Tank and Tunics (3245) from Jalie in the same fabric as the piping and the neckband. This Tank Top is a great basic staple as it makes a great top on it's own, but it also fits great underneath a dress or anything else. I love the round hem and it will be a great top for summer. I was also lazy when I finished the top. In the pattern they wrap the binding around the ends, which gives a nice finish. I, again, just cut pieces of fabric that I serged to the arms and neck. For the neck binding I used the same sparkling fabric that I used in the dress.
Here you see the result with the top underneath her dress.

GIVEAWAY!

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Blogger Lineup

Be sure to visit these talented sewing bloggers during the tour:
Fabric: "Girls" French Terry from Little Darling and "Mauve Silver Sparkling" French Terry from Stoffenfeest

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 0 - used 4 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 0 in 6 out
# Patterns I sewed in 2019: new patterns: bought 2 of which I sewed 1, 
sewed unused pre-2019 patterns: 1

30 comments:

  1. Very cute! I have a 5 year old who always has to make sure her dresses are "spinny dresses" before she'll wear them, I'll have to check this one out!

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    1. Our five year old approves! So I would definitely recommend the dress, she will love it!

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  2. This is so fun! I love this dress - I've made it a few times but in performance knit. I'll have to try branching out into other knits for my next ones!

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    1. I worked with sweatshirt knit for this one, and it works perfectly. I saw your Bella dresses, they inspired me to sew this one!

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  3. Your post put a smile on my face! Your model appears to be having a ball, and it brings back memories of when my daughters were small. Thanks sew much!

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  4. How cute is this twirly dress! You've convinced me my daughter needs one this year.

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    1. Indeed, these dresses are just perfect for girls.

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  5. Darling! The tank layered is a great idea too! My girls definitely lived in twirly dresses until first grade.

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    1. I love the low back, but during winter it is a bit cold. Jalie has enough patterns to get you covered :)

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  6. I love the purple and this twirl!

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  7. Great job! Congrats from all of us at Discovery Trekking Outfitters specialty fabrics!

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  8. Such a cute dress! I love, love the spin factor- every girls dream!

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  9. Winner pattern! And your model is so pretty.

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  10. These are great! I know a certain 7 year old who would be all about this one!

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  11. I just adore the lines on this dress!!! so fun!

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  12. So good! And 3245 was my first Jalie pattern, and one of the first pdf patterns I ever sewed <3 It has a special place in my heart :)

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    1. I love the versatility of 3245. A great pattern indeed!

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