Thursday, June 25, 2015

Canadian Designers Blog Tour, Elegance & Elephants

I'm back for a second time on the Canadian Pattern Designer tour. You can see my post on Toronto based Victory Patterns here. Today its all about Elegance & Elephants and the Bohemian Babydoll dress. Don't miss the interview with Hiedi, designer at Elegance & Elephants, on Lulu & Celeste. Read all the way to the end and don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a pattern by E&E.

This sweet and simple dress features so many little details like the square neckline and the curve of the empire waistline. 

Elegance & Elephants designs have been a long time favorite of mine since I discovered PDF patterns. The tutorials on her blog are simple and clever...I need to make that pleated play suit, and I think you'll agree once you take a look at it.

Some of the pattern details include:

  • Size ranges from 6 months to 9 years
  • 3/8" seam allowances included
  • Fully lined bodice
  • Slips over the head, no button or zipper closure required
  • Layered printing so you print out only the sizes you need or want
  • Prints on both standard 8.5X11" and A4 paper 

The pattern calls for the flutter sleeves to be lined but I changed that up and  left them unlined and I used a simple rolled hem on those sleeves then assembled the dress as indicated in the tutorial.

I also added a piping at the waistline to accentuate the curve in this design.

This is my favorite design feature of Bohemian Babydoll, the hem facing. I took advantage of this to add a contrasting fabric. Amelia voted for polka-dots and I agreed it would be a perfect match to the orange floral print.

From June 25 to 27 get 10% off  your order in the Elegance & Elephants pattern shop. Use the code CANADATOUR at checkout. 

Catch up on what you've missed by heading to the first day of the tour at Lulu & Celeste, you'll be able to find all the designers and bloggers involved in this event and sew along link ups and more giveaways!

June 1 – 3
June 1st: Gracious Threads – Interview
Creative Bug – The Wholesome Mama – stitched by crystal
June 4 – 6
June 4th: Jalie – Interview
Shaffer Sisters – Call Ajaire – hibbadoray
June 8 – 10
June 8th: Thread Theory – Interview
Handmade Boy – Rebel & Malice – Sew Out of Control
June 11 – 13
June 11th: Audrey & Tiffany – Interview
All Things Katy! – Not Sew Fast – Conversas de Hermana
June 15 – 17
June 15th: E+M Patterns – Interview
From-a-Box – Made by Sara – Climbing the Willow
June 17 – 19
June 17th: Victory Patterns – Interview
Swoodson Says – Thread Riding Hood – Sprouting JubeJube
June 18 – 20
June 18th: FABulous Home Sewn – Interview
Create3.5 – Calm and Carrion – Stitches by Laura
June 22 – 24
June 22nd: Filles a Maman – Interview
Pattern Revolution – PhatQuarters – sewstarly – House of Estrela
June 24 – 26
June 24th: Closet Case Files – Interview
gloria june – Rebel & Malice – Sew Far North
June 25 – 27
June 25th: Elegance & Elephants – Interview
Sprouting JubeJube – AmandaRose – Mae & K
June 29 – 30
Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
July 1st
Last day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post!

Until next time, xx

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  1. I love, love the bohemian babydoll, but as I already own the pattern, I would pick the bubble shorts.

  2. I love that floral print! Such a great choice for the babydoll. If I won I'd probably pick the Ponderosa.

  3. Beautiful! Your girl looks gorgeous in red!

  4. Such a lovely dress! The hem detail is so sweet!

  5. Oh what a perfect dress. I love all the details.

  6. I love that contrasting band!

  7. Beautifully made! Great choice with the polka dot contrasting hem.

  8. So pretty! I love that fabric :) Thank you so much for having taken part in the tour :)