Seamingly Smitten Summer Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Seamingly Smitten Summer Pattern Tour!

I’m so excited to be taking part in this tour. I will be showing you my version of the Magazine Street Maxi Dress for Girl’s. Read to the end there’s an awesome discount and a chance to be one of three winners of a bundle of 5 patterns from Seamingly Smitten!

My 4-year-old, Silly Bean, is starting to get a little picky about what she’ll wear. Lately she’s been going through a princess kick and she only wants to wear whatever she deems to be princessy (sometimes her idea of princess clothes involves blues and greens so it’s not all bad). So I sold the idea of the maxi dress as being a princess dress because it was long!

It worked!

She actually liked it, phew!

Unfortunately things have been a little hectic around here so the day I finally could get pictures there was thunder and lightning outside, boo! So inside pics were what we were stuck with. πŸ™

I’m hoping it clears up and I get a chance for better pictures before this post goes live. Ha

I REALLY like the sizing chart. It gives measurements for chest, waist AND height. Silly Bean is slightly above average in height for her age but is on the skinny side. She measured in the 2T for the chest and waist but in the middle of the size range for size 6 for height. She has wide shoulders so I was worried the 2T wouldn’t fit right on the shoulders, so I cut the bodice with the 4T width with the 6 length. I think it fits great!

For the skirt I cut the regular 4 length since I had added length to the bodice. I probably could have cut the tall length as it was a little short when I tried it on her unhemmed. I ended up doing a smaller hem than recommended and it falls about an inch above her ankles. Which, honestly, is just fine since she can be a bit of a clutz πŸ˜‰ 

The bodice seems to fit great. Its a little roomy through the chest, but I could probably take a larger seam allowance under the armholes if I wanted a more fitted look though. I think it looks fine as is though.

This was such a fast and easy sew! I want to make another for her and play around with the pattern a bit. I think the next one I will add tiers or try the cap sleeves, or even try a knee length version with it.

Pattern details:

  • Sizes 2 to 16 (every two sizes, ie. 2, 4, 6, etc)
  • Sizing chart, fabric requirement chart
  • Very detailed steps with photos
  • Tips for sewing with knits included
  • Dress can be made in all knit or knit bodice and woven bottom (like here)
  • Three different lengths for the skirt: petite, regular or tall.
  • Also features a hidden elastic waistband
  • Can be sleeveless or have little cap sleeves
The white is cotton lycra knit from
The red is a kind of cotton blend voile from Fabricville here in Montreal.

The pattern can be found here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops along the way!

And lookie here! A coupon code for 50% off your entire purchase for you to try any of their patterns!

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ETA: Some outdoor pics!  πŸ™‚

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8 thoughts on “Seamingly Smitten Summer Blog Tour

  1. Ula that dress is simply gorgeous!! Definitely fit for your little princess!! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for being a part of the pattern tour!!
    Jenny Hall
    Seamingly Smitten

    1. Thanks Kim! You should definitely try it out! Use the coupon code and get it half off! πŸ˜› This is definitely very beginner friendly, if you’ve never sewn with stretchy knits before take an old t-shirt (or get a cheap one from walmart or old navy -a women’s xl should be enough for the bodice for a size 4) and use that to practice with! It’s very fast to sew too. I sewed it all, minus the hemming, in one nighttime sewing session (which is pretty slow since I’m sewing half asleep, ha)

    1. Thanks Emily! It is pretty easy, and fast too πŸ™‚ She’s going to have a full closet of these πŸ™‚

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