Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bule Ridge Dress by Hello Holli

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of  testing The Blueridge Dress for Hello Holli. It really is a wonderful pattern. 

The construction of this dress is unlike any other I've sewn. And, that's a very good thing! I was thrown for a moment when I saw that the shoulder seam isn't the first step. But, Holli uses clear & helpful illustrations to walk you through it all.

The dress details include a curved bodice trimmed with bias tape, button closures, French seams, & a full skirt. Which is great for practicing "ballerina twirls." I can't wait to make another with mini pom trim along the bottom of the bodice! It's such a sweet detail.

(I promise, Adalae really loves the dress. This is just the face she makes when watching people.  She's not exactly a people person.)

The inside of the dress is really what makes it for me. Such a clean finish! That is no small fete when it comes to a curved bodice, but that's where the clever construction comes into play.

Adalae wasn't sure what to think about me taking so many pictures of her. We had a really great time, just the two of us, at the Botanical Gardens. It's not often that we get to explore without the rest of the family.

Speaking of the gardens, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens has teamed up with the Chrysler Museum, & placed these great frames all over the gardens. Tag your photos with #norfolkblooms, & they could be on display at the museum. We couldn't resist joining in on the fun.

I really enjoyed sewing this dress, & look forward to sewing many more. I already have my next one cut out! The pattern is for sale here. Don't forget to head on over to Holli's blog for a chance to win a copy of the pattern!