Lucky me, I get to be a part of this Ansley Top/Dress Blog Tour twice. You can see my other look over at Sew Cool. And can I just say, I love this one a little more and I really like this great pattern!
I did the high/low hem...which is such a great look with this loose top/dress pattern. I think the only thing I would change is to add an inch or two to the front piece...my girls are just so long in the torso and it hits them just at a weird length there. Oh, and get this, I made the same size for both of them. I'm not sure if they will want to share or not...
I added the pointed collar, which was so easy to add. I did add some top stitching around the collar and placket, which wasn't in the instructions...it's hard to see, but it's there.
And I just made up my own sleeve option...because there weren't enough already:) No, I just thought the long loose sleeve look would go well with this fabric. I just took the short sleeve option and elongated it to be long enough. Then I just added a casing and elastic at the cuff.
As for the fabric, the floral was from a shirt that I picked up on the sales rack for $2 and the stripe is some light weight woven that I picked up on a random WalMart stop looking for a tiny screw driver set and I just really liked the look of it.
It was rather windy and chilly this morning when I took the pictures...hence the not so happy outside shots and the smiley inside ones. But I do like the look we put together.As for the pattern, it's a well written pattern that has the layering print options of not just printing the pieces you need but the sizes as well.
So there you have it...the Ansley Top/Dress, which you can go get with the discount code, ILOVEBLAVERRY10. Then go and check out the other amazing creations with the tour.