Good morning! Today is the release of the Jasmine Dress by My Childhood Treasures. The Jasmine has a beautifully sloped bodice with cap sleeves, and the option to do a tulle overlay. I had the pleasure of testing this dress back in March, and have been waiting for release day! Dixi also is offering 20% off with the code: JASMINE. Make sure to head on over to her shop that is full of fabulous patterns!
I first found My Childhood Treasures in December when I was browsing Etsy for a simple Christmas dress pattern. The instructions were super clear and the garment came together so easily. I fell in love with her patterns from then on! Another great thing is that if you don't have a serger (or still can't use one like me) don't fret! Dixi makes all of her patterns for normal sewing machines AND sergers :)
What caught my eye about the Jasmine was the sloped bodice. I can't get enough of it! It is very elegant and clean without being overly dramatic. Since I wanted to showcase the slope in the dress, I knew I wanted some contrasting colors. Both of the main fabrics are woven cotton from Joann's. The pink flower fabric was a little heavier then the grey, so I used that as the main bodice. The grey Kona solid paired perfectly with the pink bodice too!
This vintage blue and white floral makes me swoon every time. The fabric was another of my fab flea market finds :) I really enjoy having a surprise on the inside of a garment. Normally I would just make a muslin lining, but I couldn't resist really highlighting the beauty of the fabric, even if it is as a lining. And those buttons... Big. Yellow. Buttons. Yup, I am loving these! I wanted that pop of color that would make the dress just shine, and I think those buttons did the trick. All of the garment seems to work together, just as I imagined!
Tulle has always intimidated me just a little, but the more I sew with it the more comfortable I become. When I saw that the Jasmine has the tulle option, I knew that I was going to make one with it. Madison doesn't like it when the "itchies" are on her, so I made sure that the tulle I purchased was as soft as possible. Another nice thing about this pattern is that the amount of tulle required is just enough to gather, that way your sewing table isn't over flowing with it.
I really enjoyed testing this pattern, and can't wait to make a couple more for Madison. You know you have a winning outfit when your child doesn't want to take it off after your photo shoot! Don't forget to use your code JASMINE at checkout and receive 20% off your purchase at My Childhood Treasures!