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When I was deciding on patterns, I wanted to use a company that utilizes the tools Sewing Portfolios has to offer. Simple Life Patterns has a business account and has put it to good use recently to find some quality testers, plus I just love everything about SLPco. You can check out some of my other SLPco sew HERE HERE and HERE.
Right around the time Candice sent me this fabric, Simple Life Patterns had a new pattern in testing and I thought it would be a perfect match.
The Laguna’s Double Flutter Panel & Pocket Dress is the cutest spring and summer dress. Loaded with options (because that’s what we do), makes this a very versatile pattern for all occasions. Have a favorite fabric collection? Showcase it with the panel skirt option. There is an option for side pockets on the skirt as well, making it perfect for those little girls who love to collect treasures. For a super fast sew, do a simple skirt or only add the side skirt panels with pockets to showcase a few prints. The straps can be simple or you can add a flutter or even a double flutter. This pattern buttons or snaps in the back, making it a slightly fitted bodice.
Pineapples are so on trend this year. They are everywhere, whether it be clothing or home decor and Michael Miller designed a perfectly unique piece. I used Party Like a Pineapple for the bodice and straps but I also wanted to showcase it on the skirt. This pattern is perfect for showcasing different fabrics. The skirt has 8 panels. You can choose to use a different fabric for each one or combine a few like I did and only use a couple. I used Shake Your Tailfeathers as the main fabric for the skirt as well as the pockets. I really love how simple yet trendy this look is.
I have a few scraps left over of both fabrics and I think I’ll use the rest make myself something special…maybe a new makeup bag. Any ideas, I’d love to hear them. Just drop them in a comment below.
The Laguna Dress just released today and you can purchase it HERE.
The Cuban Beats Collection can be purchased HERE. What are you going to make with your Cuban Beats!?!
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