The Blake dress

Hi! Last week I was lucky to be picked as a pattern tester for the new dress pattern by Farrah of Mingo & Grace patterns. You know how much I love pattern testing but the truth is I haven't been applying for so many tester calls lately because I have a few (rather important) new projects coming up and I need to focus on them. Well, I just had to make an exception to this one... I had already tested her first pattern - the Charlie dress, which you can see here - so I just had to test this one too. :)

The Blake dress, pattern by Mingo & Grace.

A light-weight scuba/neoprene knit in fuschia. This is an amazing fabric to work with! I had already used a striped scuba knit here. I love it!

This dress features a beautiful pleated skirt with hidden pockets on the side seams and closes at the back with an invisible zipper. It is available in sizes 18m to 6 years. 

You can make it fully lined or use bias facings on the neckline and armholes. I have opted to leave mine showing (instead of turning it all over the inside) to had some contrast to the solid color knit. I have also add a cute bow - how do you like it best? At the neckline or at the waistline?

This dress is best made in a medium to heavy weight fabric (woven or knit) because of its structured design but you can make it in any fabric. You can dress it up or down, depending on which fabric you choose - broadcloth, cottons, corduroy, denim, jacquards, linen, poplin, sateen, satin, taffeta, twill, velvet, wools... lots of options!

I have a good news for you - this pattern only has 15 pages to print! And it comes with the layer option so you can print only the size you need!

This pattern is under a 20% discount right now so go and get it here or on Etsy! Make sure to join the Mingo & Grace Patterns group at Facebook for a chance to get a even greater discount. (Just sayin'... :) )

Happy sewing!

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  1. Que princesa. Adoro o lacinho que muda de posição ;-)

  2. Adoro a cor, fica-lhe tão bem! E aqueles bracinhos lindos.... :-)

  3. Oh, she is so adorable. Love the colors with this, and the little bow on top.

  4. Adoro este vestido :-) Ficou tão giro!! Parece-me que houve alguém que também gostou muito dele a avaliar pelo sorriso ;-)

  5. Cute dress and model! :)

  6. Antes de mais... mas que modelo adorável Sara! Depois, deixa-me dizer-te que este vestido ficou um amor, e o lacinho removível... lindo lindo!

  7. Beautiful colour. Much prefer the bow at the waistline.

  8. Cute!! I made three of these for my girls for christmas!! Looks great in knit!

  9. Super cute!! I think I won't resist in making this dress in scuba... :D


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