Hello!! This past week I’ve been having so much fun sewing up the newest Little Lizard King pattern. Cassie has been on point lately with her amazing designs and the Marlowe Top and Dress is no exception.
The Marlowe is a Boho inspired bodice with optional flutter sleeves, crossover back bodice and either a simple skirt (top or dress) or boho hem skirt. The pattern is written for 12 months to 12 years. The optional elastic under the arm gives the bodice a nice snug fit but still allows enough ease when taking the dress on and off. Layer printing options are available allowing you to save paper and ink. With Cassie’s easy to follow tutorial this dress went together in a snap.
I had a hard time deciding on the hem I wanted to do. Both are beautiful but the end result is completely differently. In the end, I decided to sew both. For the simple skirt (above) I used Sew Caroline‘s Happy Home collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. I kept this one very simple, adding no trim, and letting the fabric grab your attention. For the herringbone look on the bodice, I cut 2 front pieces (with added seam allowance) instead of on the fold and attached them before continuing along with the tutorial. I absolutely love how it turned out.
For the boho hem skirt I chose a beautiful blue feather fabric out of my stash and paired it with this pink fringe I found at JoAnn’s. I was playing with fire by making a dress with no pink in it so I’m really glad I found the perfect fringe to pull it together.
My daughter tests every dress I make her with the twirl test. She had so much fun twirling in the boho hem skirt and watching her “wings” fly up when she went around and around. I think it’s safe to say this dress has passed the test.
Be on the look out Friday for this fun and unique pattern. You will want to grab it up while it is at a special introductory price of $6.99, only through Sunday at midnight. Also, head over to Little Lizard King’s Facebook page for a “share to win” running through Saturday evening.
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