Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sloan Pattern Review and Giveaway!

I had the amazing privilege of testing the Sloan pattern for Bebelambs.  First of all the basics:  This is a women's pattern available in sizes 2-26.  It has a shirred bodice, good news for those of you who dislike messing with darts :).  The length of the dress varies from a tunic/top version all the way to a maxi.  Straps can be made spaghetti style, thicker, in a V shape or even strapless.  As with all of Bebelambs pattern this one is easy to follow and the fit is spot on.  It can be made out of woven or knit.  I made mine in rayon and found it worked very well for this pattern.  I opted for the V style straps and maxi length in a crazy retro rayon.  This fabric had been in my stash for a long time, I just knew eventually I would find the perfect pattern for it and the Sloan was it!

The second dress I made was out of a beautiful blue rayon.  I chose the blue as a tribute to my Grandmother.  I remember as a young girl about 10 or 12 I was in the fabric store with her picking out fabric for a dress she was going to make for me and she wanted me to pick a royal blue fabric.  Of course it was the 90's and I was not wanting to wear that color ( I was in my all black stage), but she kept insisting me that it was "my color".  I wasn't convinced at that point in time but that moment stayed with me and therefore I chose a beautiful royal blue for my second dress.  I made this one strapless with ruched sides.  The pattern includes a tutorial for this fun option also.

This pattern is so much fun and has so many options and comes together so quickly that it will quickly become a summer wardrobe staple. 

Now the exciting part a giveaway!


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