January 25, 2012

Pattern Review {Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop}

 If you're a regular reader of Nap Time Crafters (and why wouldn't you be?!) then you probably already know that Amy also writes and sells patterns over at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. Her patterns are super adorable, so when I had the chance to test run one of her newest additions to the shop, I was thrilled!

Introducing, The Harper.
**This just in...Amy is currently having a sale over at her shop. So if you want to save on this and her other awesome patterns, scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how!!**

So cute, right? I think my favorite part of this dress are the ruffles that seem to be playing peek-a-boo from under the skirt.

And for those of you who are afraid of zippers (such as myself), you don't have to worry about installing one in this dress, because the button-up flap on the front eliminates the need for a zipper.

The possibilities for this dress are endless. Mix it up with different fabric combinations, as I did by making my own bias tape. Or, as Amy mentions in the pattern instructions, lengthen the sash so that it ties in a bow instead of buttoning.

The pattern is so easy to use. Just print out the pattern pieces and tape them together, which she makes very clear by labeling where everything connects. Then follow the step by step instructions which have coordinating photos for those of us that are more visual, such as myself.

Once again, Kaeleigh was just a big ol' goof ball while we were shooting. Even the hubby tried to get her to cooperate (something he rarely gets involved in) by coaxing her to act like she does at her dance lessons. He was going more for the ballet side of her dance lessons.

We got tap technique instead. It's a good thing she's cute.

And to pull it all together, I whipped up this quick flower barrette. I free handed two flowers and two leafs out of felt. I sewed a button to the center of the flowers, then hot glued the leafs and an alligator clip to the back. EZ-PZ.

Amy is currently having a super duper sale. To save 20% on all Peek-a-Boo Patterns now through January 28th, use the code "2012" at checkout!

Now, go check out Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop to pick up The Harper PDF pattern which comes in infant sizes 3 months through a girls' 8. If you do make The Harper dress, I'd love to see your version!

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  1. Hi! Visiting from sundae scoop. This is a cute dress.. and your little model is even cuter! I love all the pictures. :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now :)

  2. I love the hair accessory. Good job!

  3. Oh my goodness--that dress is SO cute!!! I adore it. The ruffles underneath are my favorite part, too! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  4. This dress is adorable!!! Love the fabrics you've used. Thanks for such a great pattern review. It's good to know before hand that the pattern pieces are easy to put together!!! I'd love for you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for girls' dresses...

  5. Im glad you linked up to my party last Friday.. I hope to see ya again this Friday :)

  6. Hi Trina, I've featured your Harper Dress Review this week...

  7. I would love to try something like this!

  8. Hi Trina, I've featured your dress again, today, in a roundup of PDF pattern reviews... Threading Your Way Features

  9. Thanks again, Pam! Love your site. :)



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