GYCT Spring Dress Tour
I love a good blog tour, as you might have guessed by now. So when the call went out for this blog tour I immediately applied.
I recently discovered GYCT Patterns and so far It has been love.
I was assigned and provided with the poinsettia dress pattern. This is actually a pattern I have had my eye on for a serious minute, but really wanted to try it in knit instead of woven like it called for. Turns out this was a great idea and super simple to do!
Knowing that with only minor modifications this pattern can be created with both wovens and knits really makes it a no brainer on the need list.
As much as I love the bow on this dress my stubborn 2 year old did not so this one I did without the bow. the back bodice of this pattern as drafted has buttons closures and is so adorable. Since I decided to try this one in knit I modified the back to eliminate the buttons. this was pretty simple to do by eliminating about an inch where the buttons would have been and cutting on the fold instead of two mirrored. I did line the bodice to keep the clean arms and neckline that I love from this pattern.
For this dress I used our emi pink strip in cotton lycra as the outer bodice,
Nude quilted as the inner bodice,
a cotton lycra solid as the main skirt,
and pink quilted as the top skirt.
So here is what I think about the pattern :
Pros: Cute unique style
Tutorial is clear and well written and has photos
Sizing is color coded
Fairly quick construction
Easy to modify for knit fabrics
Gyct has a facebook group for help and inspiration.
Cons: Doesn't have layers ( I've gotten spoiled I think)
Once I had my pattern pieces cut assembly went really quick. Maybe 30 min later I was done and ready to try it on my little.
I really like the way this dress came out (and already have another cut at my daughters request.) I was planning on this just being a cute spring dress but now I'm thinking Easter too!
Queue the photos of an adorable (cranky) toddler...
This is the I'm choosing not to hear or see you face.
Cranky toddlers can be so much fun to photograph. especially when they insist upon turning away from you. So I present the ONLY full front shot captured due to her strength in will to be defiant. I'm sure this will serve her well when she is running a huge company or something in 30 years , but for now its just slightly frustrating! I know many moms can relate.
So how about a coupon code for GYCT Patterns?
Use code : SPRINGTOUR to receive 15% off your order.
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Check out some of my other recent makes using their patterns.