I am SO excited to be part of this blog tour celebrating the Bluezette's 2 year anniversary! Released by Love Notions in both Ladies and Girls sizes, this is a dress pattern I've not tried before but have seen so many gorgeous versions of and hadn't realised quite how many variations could be made from the pattern and blog add-on! So many, I couldn't decide on just 1 version to make so made 2!
First up, I made this blousey version with knee-length skirt. The red is a viscose/rayon lycra (from Tia Knight) which was a great choice to help with the blousing effect and the skirt is a cotton lycra (from JK Jersey) and adds a little structure to the overall dress.
For this one, I used the included 'facing' pieces, I liked the effect this gave keeping the integrity of the red fabric whilst stabilising and finishing the neckline and armholes nicely, however, I am more used to a facing being shaped like the main piece and what was included felt more like a hidden bias finish, probably just a terminology thing but did catch me a little off guard.
I have worn this several times since I made it as it's so easy to wear, fits lovely, cool for the Summer weather and no-one would guess it was so easy to make!
The second is however my favourite of the two. I've been stashing this foral chiffon fabric for more years than I can remember waiting for the perfect pattern to come along, thinking it would make a nice blouse of some sort but when I went rummaging through my boxes for this it just screamed at me to be turned into the skirt of a maxi Bluezette and who am I to ignore the shout of a fabric?!
To balance out the soft flow of the chiffon skirt, I paired it with some plain pink cotton lycra for the top half and chose the fitted top rather than the blousey one. For this version, I fully lined the top which is another option included in the instructions and because the chiffon is reasonably see-through, I used a plain grey viscose/rayon lycra for the lining skirt (instructions for a skirt lining are also included in the pattern instructions).
Maxi dresses are still quite few and far between in my wardrobe but I'm rapidly falling in love with them!
Both of my Bluezettes are in size XS as per my measurements, are sleeveless and use the a-line skirt in different lengths and yet look very different, imagine all the further dresses you could make with the other 2 sleeve and 4 skirt options!? A bluezette for every day of the week is perfectly possible!
To celebrate the Bluezette's 2 year anniversary, both the Ladies and the Girls versions are on sale and there is also a rafflecopter giveaway for $25 Love Notions store credit!
Thanks so much for checking out my stop, please do go visit the other talented bloggers and see their fantastic versions, hacks and inspiration!
Monday: Sew Shelly Sew, The Wholesome Mama
Tuesday: Me Made
Wednesday: Sew and Tell Project, Harper Lu
Thursday: Doodle Number 5, Handcrafted by Red, Tales From a Southern Mom
Friday: Sew Sophie Lynn, Sewing Curves
Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!