Sunday Girl Designs: The Fauna

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It has felt like a long time since Georgianna of Sunday Girl Designs has released a pattern!  The last dress I tested for her, the Lily Rose, won second place in a sewing contest hosted by my favorite local boutique fabric shop.  So when she posted a tester call, I jumped at the chance to try out another of her fabulous designs.

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Georgianna never cuts corners and adorns her dresses with delicate details that make her designs really stand out.  Just check out the double ruffles, bias tape around the collar and arm holes, and sweet tabs on the front and back.

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This darling jumper is simply oozing with Southern charm.  Since we are nearing Fall and I need some warmer outfits for B, I tried my hand at corduroy.  I’m so glad I did!

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IMG_4552Whenever I sew from Georginanna’s tutorials, I feel that I grow as a seamstress.  Her tutorials are detail oriented and create outfits that are beautiful on the inside and out.  They are also super sturdy, which you would not guess from how dainty the designs look.  From her I first learned how to use bias tape on clothing when I worked on the Odette.  My first time creating a placket was with the Lily Rose.  The Fauna will teach you how to create beautifully felled seams.

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Check out the felled seams on the left and the right side of the photo.  The  seams were also perfect for the corduroy because it frayed so badly.  This jumper turned out so sweet and lovely.  I have a feeling she’ll be wearing it throughout the winter.  Now I need to find a worthy blouse pattern to pair with it.  Georgianna?  😉

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For a limited time, Sunday Girl Designs is offering this pattern for $3!  For all the work that she has put into the tutorial, this is a completely crazy deal.  Head over to her ETSY shop now before the deal is gone!

The Lovely Lily Rose by Sunday Girl Design

Do you remember The Odette designed by Sunday Girl Designs?  Well, Georgianna has created another beautiful pattern again that I was lucky enough to test.  Her pattern releases at the end of this week!  Keep up to date with the pattern at her Facebook page, SundayGirlDesigns.

 

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There are many things to love about this pattern:

 

1. It is full of beautiful details like the turned corners on the bodice,  bias tape details on the pockets, high low hem with ruffles, etc

2. The pattern pieces come together perfectly

3. There is a clever tutorial for turning spaghetti straps

4. Includes options to simplify the dress.  You can make a simple bodice, omit the high-low hem, or forego the pockets.  But really, why would you?

5. The dress is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.  The only place you see hems are the side seams of the skirt, and where the ruffle joins the skirt.  If you lined the skirt and the ruffle you could easily make a reversible dress!  

 

Pockets for my treasures!

 

When making this dress be prepared to set aside some time.  Let me tell you though, the dress is so worth it.  Bring out some of the fabrics you love to pet as you walk by your sewing stash.  Admit it, we all have those fabrics we just can’t bring ourselves to cut.  This pattern is worth it and you can use small cuts of your treasured fabrics for the details.

 

One more thing before I bombard you with photos of the dress.  I was able to sew this dress hopped up on pain killers because of a gnarly gum infection.  I don’t know how it happened.  I do remember getting some food stuck between my teeth and aggressively flossing.  Maybe my flossing cut something?  This is probably the first time a dentist will tell me that flossing was not a great idea!  Flossing aside, the dress looks complex but if you follow Georgianna’s instructions you won’t believe how simple it is.

 

 

Of course I have not forgotten about baby C!  She’s coming up in another pattern I tested.  For now you can see her with her favorite toy.

 

Why yes, that is a Roomba.  Yes she has a panic attack when she turns it on.   And yes, she continues to turn it on anyway.