I'm really happy to be kicking off the Momma Quail Pattern Tour with this cute little dress version of the Zanzibar Shores Tank Top. It promises to be a fun week with so many other wonderful bloggers sewing up their versions of Momma Quail's great patterns.
I really enjoyed making this dress, it's a great design and a perfect introduction to sewing with knits for anyone who is nervous about getting started. The pattern uses a mix of knit and woven fabric which means that the woven fabric stabilises the knit and makes it easier to work with. The pattern was fantastic, everything worked really well and the instructions were really easy to follow.
There are several ways to vary the pattern, I used the hood and the swing sides options and lengthened the body to make it into a dress instead of a top. I was really pleased with how it turned out and so was my little model, she wouldn't take it off! Which is rare for her because usually her favourite outfit is her birthday suit! It's apparently very comfy and great for doing cartwheels and somersaults in too...
I used a great blue and yellow flowered knit that I found in my local remnants fabric store and mixed it with a grey linen and yellow knit ribbing. I particularly love the hood on this dress.
As you may know I am a huge fan of pockets and I was toying with the idea of adding a pocket to the front of the dress which I didn't do in the end but I think I will next time I make it - and there will definitely be a next time, my friend has already requested one for her little girl!
To celebrate this pattern tour, Momma Quail is offering a huge 30% off in their Etsy shop through 11/21/15. Just use the coupon code "MQPATTERNTOUR". This is going to be the biggest Momma Quail Pattern sale in November so don't wait 'till Black Friday!
They're also having a great giveaway; 3 lucky readers will win the pattern of their choice. Enter here:
Thanks for stopping by; now go and take a look at all the other fantastic bloggers taking part in the Momma Quail Pattern Tour and see what wonderful creations they have come up with: