Change is Good. Right?: E&M Patterns No. 6, Girls Top and Dress

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

My first time EVER doing pintucks. Alison's pattern piece is perfect to help even new seamstresses with this part!
My first time EVER doing pintucks. Alison’s pattern piece is perfect to help even new seamstresses with this part!

A few months ago, back when there was still snow on the ground, I had the opportunity to test the E&M Top #6 for Alison, of E&M Patterns.. Back then, it was just a top. And it was woven. We tested and tested, and so many of us fell in love. But Alison, she’s a perfectionist, I think and just never was quite happy with it. So it got back-burnered. Every once in a while, we would ask her about it, fingers crossed that she was ready to try again. Months went by.

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SewVery Pretty: The SewVery Sunny Dress and Top

Recently, I had the opportunity to test the SewVery Sunny dress and top for Veronica Lovern of SewVery.

One of my sweet blondie sisters! As beautiful outside as they are inside.
Introducing Lexi! One of my sweet blondie sisters! As beautiful outside as they are inside.This is View A, in the top length. It features a face-framing neck ruffle.

Veronica is a really talented designer. I’ve stalked followed her blog for a while now, admiring her skills as a seamstress. As a designer, Veronica does not disappoint. A southerner like myself, Veronica, unlike me (see here and here), learned to sew at the knee of her grandmother and mom. While she earned a degree in Civil Engineering (a woman after my own kiddo’s heart), she retired from airport design/planning to resurrect her mom’s old Bernina (jealous…..) and began sewing for her sweet, adorable Ella. The Sunny Top and Dress pattern is her first pattern to be released for sale. One of many, many more, I hope!

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