The All Spice Dress

Hi! Today I am part of the All Spice Blog Tour. I had the chance to test the All Spice dress sometime ago and when Karly invited me for the tour I immediately said yes! On one hand because I admire Karly - she is an amazing stay-at-home mom of five kids! -, and on the other hand because I looove this dress. I have a crush for pintucks... 

The All Spice dress, pattern by Paisley Roots. (You can get it here!)

Cotton solid in black and emerald green (although it doesn't look like in the photos...).

This pattern is available in sizes 6-12 months to 12 years. It features an adorable square-neck design with (optional) pintucks at the front. The bodice is lined and the seams are enclosed.
It comes with two different closures at the front - zipper or buttons - and it has four different sleeve options - sleeveless, flutter, cap and longsleeve - which makes it suitable for all seasons! 
There is a printing guide so you can choose to print only the pieces you need, and the instructions are very detailled! Karly does a grear job taking you through each step.

I have opted for a sleeveless dress and the button closure for which I have used these vintage glass buttons from my belated granny's stash. 
As always I had a hard time choosing which fabrics to use (from my stash, or my tiny fabric store as I call it... :) )... The version I made while testing this pattern was a floral birds-eye cotton piqué, so this time I decided to make a it... a color blocking dress! Coming from me that is a bit shocking right? :)

I have hand sewn the bodice to the skirt (on the inside) because personally I prefer less top stitching. For the hem I decided to go for a band hem to had some contrast to the black skirt. I really like how it turned out.

This dress is amazing! I really love the details... I mean, how lovely are those pintucks? 
Have a look at all the different versions made for the tour! 

Nov. 26 The Life of a Compulsive Crafter | Made by Sara

Black Friday sale code and a Giveaway!

Karly is offering a Black Friday sale of 25% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY2014 (valid until Sunday)!

There is also a giveaway for fabric and notions! Enter the Rafllecopter below for a chance to win. 

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Happy sewing!


  1. Gorgeous colors! It looks like Karly and I have a lot in common. I've come across her blog before, but didn't notice she had 6 kiddos too.

    1. My bad Sara! Karly has five kids... I noticed my mistake before I published this post but I ended up forgetting to correct it... Thanks! :) (I edited the post to get this right)

  2. As cores são lindas e o vestido está, como todos os que já te vi fazer, lindo! ;-) ...

  3. Haha! I did miscarry one, so I technically do have 6 kids. :D I love the color blocking in this dress! It looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for being on tour with me Sara! :D

  4. So pretty--I love the colors with her hair! and I am always a sucker for color-blocking! Great job:)

  5. Que vestido lindo! Adoro as cores e os detalhes :-)

  6. Tão lindo!
    I have a weakness for pintucks - they always make a garment look special ;)

  7. Espectáculo Sara. Um vestido clássico com um look ultra moderno. Adoro o colour-blocking <3

  8. Lindo o vestido Sara. Gostei imenso do detalhe dos botões da tua avó e das pregas, perfeitas! Mas tb já não espero menos de ti!


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