Yesterday, as part of the Designer’s Challenge happening over at Pattern Revolution, Kymy from Everything Your Mama Made (EYMM) (affiliate) released her newest pattern, Kenzie’s Party Dress! I was super excited about this one when Kymy first posted the dress she made her daughter and announced that she’d be designing the pattern for it. (The main photo on the listing). Then when she announced the tester call I jumped at the chance to test for it! I was so excited when I was chosen to test the 3-6 month size.
Did I tell you that this pattern has a dress and skirt option? AND you can even do the signature skirt like above or you can do the simple skirt (which is a very full single layer). That’s four different looks in one pattern!
The pattern also goes from newborn to 18 tween, so there is a big size range. EYMM sells it either as a bundle for the entire size range or in two size ranges (newborn to 4T or 5 to 18 tween).
Side view to show how full it is:
A little blurry but she’s just too cute!
The pattern is geared for intermediate level sewists. The dress version has buttonholes and a placket. The high-waisted signature skirt (like I did) is still somewhat difficult mainly due to the thickness of the layers when it’s gathered. Each layer is made of four flounces (somewhat crescent moon shaped) and there are three layers.
And if you have a serger it’ll go a lot faster. I don’t have one and had to do narrow hems on each flounce so that took quite a bit of time.
The simple skirt would definitely be easier and a confident beginner should be able to tackle it.
I love also that it has a nice big bow:
I highly recommend this pattern, if you’re into sewing. It’s a great value especially with all the different options, and I definitely plan on making another one. Maybe not for baby, (sewing those small pieces can be tough), but for sure for her older sister. It would make a great holiday dress or flower girl dress.
Oh and be warned. It uses a LOT of fabric! 🙂
Here is the link again: Kenzie’s Party Dress