Holiday Crop Top Dress from Lil Luxe Collection

Monday, December 8, 2014

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Today is the newest release from Lil Luxe Collection; and again my friends! Another beautiful pattern by Jessica Bustos, the creative brain behind it all. The Reversible Crop Top and Dress is a clever and trendy pattern by this budding and kind designer. Since this is part of her blog tour, she is offering 30% off with the code "blogtour". If you haven't seen all the other fabulous ladies on the tour, you can click here to read the schedule and check them out :)

There are so many fun options in the pattern that I don't know where to begin! I fell in love with this dress from the moment I saw it, then opened up the pattern to see that there are only two main pattern pieces for the crop version. Score!!! Who doesn't like a pattern with few things to cut out?! Another thing I admire is the open and airy back of the crop and dress. The design of it is so functional yet absolutely beautiful. I love!

I have always wanted to sew a paper bag dress, and had this idea about how complicated it must be (silly right?? It is soooo easy!). Jessica designs her patterns to be straightforward and full of useful tips and techniques. The way she makes the arm hole is something I had never seen before. Let me say I was pleasantly surprised and thought "Wow, how smart!". I always love learning new things, so it was very exciting to learn a new technique while sewing up the Crop Top Dress

The "paper bag" effect goes lovely with the simplicity of the blouse. The dress I sewed was version 2 which had a lower seam on the skirt, but she fixed it to where the belt lies just right and the top of the skirt so it doesn't just flop over. Another great thing I like about this dress is how it gives the effect of a "layered" look, which will allow for some fun pattern mixing and styling ideas. Jessica even added a belt tutorial (not shown in my photos). How sweet is that? A rad pattern and a belt tutorial! I'm all in.

Winters in FL are pretty hit or miss, so this time around I went with something that would be accommodating with whatever weather mother nature brings us this season. When we took these photos, the day was simply gorgeous! High of 77 with a breeze; my kind of weather. Madison just LOVED this dress. Right after our photos she went straight on her bike to ride with friends then turned back around to tell me she likes the air that was coming down her back. 

Navy quilting cotton and some Red Orange plaid that was super soft and light

I have fallen in love with Lil Luxe Collection and all of Jessica's creations. I know when I purchase a pattern by her that it will be of the best quality and filled with a great tutorial. This dress came together in good time and has such a professional outcome. This might be my first dress, but for sure not my last!! Imagine the possibilities for spring and summer :) The Reversible Crop Top and Dress is another great pattern to have in your collection! Don't forget, if you want to purchase you can click on the link here, and use the code "blogtour" for a 30% off discount!!

Happy Sewing!


  1. Madison looks stunning as usual! I love all the bright colors. You did an amazing job, as usual.

  2. Yes, another great pattern by Lil Luxe and another beautiful interpretation by you.

  3. Thanks so much Olu :)! Sorry this is a late reply.


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