Woohoo! I get to share my versions of the Phresh Blazer from Winter Wear Designs and the Gabriella Fae from Sisboom, which are both available as part of the Girls Bundle Up sale!
You may remember my Eleventh Doctor inspired outfit from a couple days ago and that I promised that there was more to come. Well here it is!
I love this outfit that Clara Osborn wears and knew when I saw which patterns were available that these two would be perfect for a re-creation (bonus! It totally works with our CraftingCon theme for January!). I used a white and Navy satin for the dress, which I nearly threw out the window a few times. It was a pain to work with, but I think it turned out adorable!
The pattern has so many options – I did the ruched bodice, the long sleeves, and a knee length skirt. You also get a huge size range – 12 month to 14 years! It comes with a bow pattern, which I modified to use a bit of leftover lace from the blazer.
The Phresh Blazer is 0ne of my new favorite patterns – I tested it and this is my third one! It comes in sizes 1-14 and you can do plain or gathered sleeves (these are gathered).
I used lace for the ruffles in the back and, instead of the top ruffle, I added a row of ribbon flowers.
I used a stretch velvet (I believe it’s called “Let’s Pretend Velvet” at JoAnn’s). I knew it would be a little too floppy to make the facing as the pattern is written, so I did a fully lined version instead. It’s still pretty cold here, so it worked out great!
I love the shirt-hem feel of the blazer with that puffy sleeve top :) I left off the button closure for two reasons – one, I wanted to have a nice swingy feel, and two (just kidding- this is the real reason), I didn’t want to attempt a buttonhole on stretch velvet!
I modified the back of the dress by using an exposed zipper. I’m not normally a huge fan of the look of exposed zippers, but these lace ones from JoAnn’s are just too gorgeous to hide! Like I mentioned above, it’s still pretty cold here, so you just get to see the end of it…
I’m not really a ruffles-and-lace kind of person either (can you tell I only have boys?), but I just love them on this outfit!
I love that both the dress and blazer can have a totally different feel, just depending on what fabric you use! My other versions of the blazer were in corduroy and had a more casual vibe. I can’t wait to get my hands on a border print and use that for the dress – and I’m seriously considering getting the women’s version for myself :)
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