Remember my "ohh, no more pattern testing from other designers, I have to close the list, bla bla bla" mambo jambo. Yeah, I´m full of crap. When a beautiful pattern appears I just can´t help myself applying and I really must thank Heidi (and all the other designers too) for picking me.
I knew Elegance and Elephants for a long time now, the free pleated playsuit is a wonderful pattern and the Spin skirt is the.most.perfect skirt for toddlers. Really, it´s just two rectangles but they have the perfect measurements and provide a beautiful skirt for everyday wear. I don´t have good pictures of it, but you can see it on my Instagram here and here, in a Nani Iro double gauze from Maçãs d´Amor.
The Mori dress is true to the beautiful designs from EandE: flowiness, flounces and finishes.
The dress has no opening at the back but a neckline wide enough to pull thru head without issues. The bodice is fully lined as are the flounces; I only had 50cm of this double gauze from my local shop, Feira dos Tecidos, but it was enough for the exterior dress. My fabric was double sided I just double hemmed the flounces and used a plain coral from my stash for the lining.
This is a size 5, version top. Since my girl is not 5 yet, she´s below the chart height so the top version works as a short dress for her, in a lenght I actually love to see on girls while they´re little.
There´s an option for ties at the back as well which I choose not to include so she can dress herself and not be worried about the back knot. It runs true to size and I love how fast it is to make. It´s a great dress for a beginner who is wanting to learn some more techniques, like the full bodice lining; the instructions have pictures to guide you thru but Heidi also made a little video tutorial for the "burrito" lining method if you feel stuck at some point.
The Mori dress will be on sale at discount price ($8CAD/$5.90USD) using the code moriday. It will expire on Wednesday at 7am PST. Grab it because it´s totally worth it!