In the last 18 months I’ve had the privilege to test for some amazing pattern designers and even sew up some pretties to send off as samples for quilt market. Little did I know when I started sewing 4 years ago that I would land a job as an assistant to two amazing ladies. It has been so fun to see an established paper pattern company like Izzy & Ivy sprout into a flower blooming into the field of PDF patterns. One of the many things I do for them is assist with the pattern testing, and I cannot tell you how much buzz there is about this paper pattern coming to PDF!
Beverly Belle is just swirling with twirly goodness. I’m totally being serious when I say that there should be a disclaimer with this pattern, that they are not held liable for injuries sustained during uncontrollable spinning.
This was so much fun to make and it really just brings a smile to my face every time I see a picture! I’m already planning my next version and I can’t wait to get started on it. I know that any fabric combo I make will be a hit just because it has so much movement.
She also has the sweetest details, like the slightly scalloped hem that is hugged by this delicate crocheted bias tape that I purchased from Vintage Door on Etsy. I may or may not have found a new notion to
hoard collect. You’ve been warned.
The icing on the cake for this delectable concoction would have to be the yummy Sweet as Honey line of fabric by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. This light and breezy fabric is amazing and it’s really the perfect weight for this pattern. I’ve used this line before and it’s amazing how putting different prints together can give you such a different look! And this color palette of soft colors just looks amazing on my sweet girl!
I know you want the lowdown on this gorgeousness, right? This lovely pattern will be available in sizes 12-18M to 14. It has a lined bodice, which is an update from the original paper pattern. ONE printable pattern piece only takes up four pages and there are step-by-step instructions and full color photos in the PDF tutorial. It’s rated an intermediate pattern because of the curvy pieces, which are a challenge, and the use of the bias tape. I will say that I walked away with a great lesson on how to apply double fold bias tape and even how to match the ends up for a flawless finish!
The best part of this pattern is that it is a part of the first ever Bundle UP pattern collection, which will be on sale from April 26-May 2. There are some great designers that have teamed up to give you some brand, spankin’ new patterns, as well as some old favorites, combined on one site to create your OWN bundle! You pick the minimum patterns you want…or pick them all! The more you buy, the more you save. You can find out more about this great sale HERE and see what the other designers are offering. This link is an affiliate link and if you’re so led to, click through and purchase to help me earn points!
A special shout out to my friend, Annelee, for her amazing work on the matching headband. You can find more pretties like this one in her shop, The Ruffled Cupcake.