AHH, the Lil Luxe Dress…Angie and I are so proud of our baby. This is the first pattern that we have collaborated on as I welcomed Angie to the Lil Luxe Collection Team. It’s been a work in progress since last November as we played around with Horsehair braid, different fabrics and planned this blog tour with sew along coming next week. We’ve laughed together, cursed together (hehehe), spent many sleepless nights together, and like all babies…It has been worth it.
This dress is so versatile, you only need ONE dress pattern to create so many different looks. From the special occasion dresses you saw in January from our testers to the everyday versions you are seeing this week. Today Angie is showing you her special occasion dress versions and our a few everyday versions.
Aren’t you just loving all these gorgeous dresses!? I know I am! Today I am here to show you the dress I made plus a couple other variations.
One of the things I love most (besides that scoop back, of course!) is how versatile this pattern is. After making the 3/4 sleeve casual version, Joni asked for a new “fancy” dress to wear to the Valentine’s Day Party at school and this was the perfect pattern for it! I was told that a few of her classmates were “petting her dress” throughout the day.
Special occasion fabric shopping is fun because there are SO many options! Like most little girls, Joni loves sparkle and all things pink so I finally decided on a sequin bodice overlaid on top of silk dupioni with a tulle and english netting skirt. The only modifications I made was doing a rectangle gathered skirt which was cut full width of my fabric. There are 8 layers of tulle and 4 layers of english netting. I gathered 2 of the layers of english netting and sewed that to the seam line of my bodice/skirt for a fun little ruffle at the top. I then hand-beaded the connecting seam.
And let me tell you, the twirl factor is awesome!
I mentioned how versatile this pattern was….well, it just got even more so. I just posted a new tutorial for how to make your Lil Luxe Dress into a button back top!!!!
I have been hoarding this fabric from Michael Miller in my stash for a while waiting for just the right project and it looks so good paired with her white Northwest Flare Jeans!
I couldn’t stop at just one! It only took me a morning to sew up and that was with taking tutorial pictures along the way!
This top was made with a really soft voile and is super easy to dress up or down depending on the seasons.
Can you believe it’s only Tuesday and you already have so many options for the Lil Luxe Dress pattern?! Make sure you stay with us this week for MORE tutorials and MORE inspiring looks from our bloggers!
-Jess and Angie