Occasionally Crafty: The Evelyn Dress/Top: Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Tour

July 24, 2012

The Evelyn Dress/Top: Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Tour

Welcome!  I'm thrilled to be the next stop of the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop tour today! Today I've got a cute pattern review, on sale today for $5, plus the opportunity to win 3 patterns of your choice!



 There are so many cute patterns in the shop that I had a hard time choosing one to review.  After much hemming and hawing, I finally chose the Evelyn Dress/Swing Top.

Image of Evelyn Dress and Swing Top: Sizes 18 mos.-8 Years

I just love, love, love the ruffle down the middle!  Now, my girl is a little older--7 going on 8, so I was thrilled to find a cute pattern that went up to her size 7!  So many cute patterns stop in the toddler years.  

The pattern is in PDF format, mailed right to you.  It was easy to print out and put together, and the directions were very clear and easy to follow, with plenty of photos.  There were even tips on making your own bias tape, which I chose to use so to unify my finished product a little more.

The best part is that this pattern is convertible- it can be a cute A-line dress or an adorable swing top.  I initially cut this as a dress, but my daughter was less than thrilled.  She's going through a shorts and t-shirt phase right now and wasn't excited about having another dress.  So I chopped it and made it into a swing top.  Here's how mine turned out:



Here's a view from the back.  It has a fun keyhole back with a tie closure, which makes this a great pattern for more novice sewers like myself (no buttons or zippers!)



The only thing I had trouble with was the sleeves.  Making the cuff was easy, and inserting the sleeve into the shoulder seam was no problem.  But when I sewed the top together, the fit of the sleeve was just not right.  I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I just kind of played around with it until it looked decent.  It was probably "user error" though, not the pattern.


If you'd like to try this pattern out, it's on sale here TODAY ONLY for $5!  What a great deal!  In addition, Amy, the shop owner, is generously giving away a Pattern 3-pack of your choice!  If you'd like to win some cute patterns, use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter.  Good luck, and happy sewing!


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31 comments:

  1. My favorite pattern is the Ruffle Bum Romper. I think that is just the most adorable little outfit for any baby/toddler.

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  2. Love the retro romper from Peek-a-Boo patterns!

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  3. I love love love the Oliver Peacoat!

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  4. I love the back of this Evelyn dress.

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  5. I love Peek-A-Boo Patterns! I look forward to having a few minutes to peruse your sight.

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  6. My favorite is the Viviene party dress!

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  7. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I just love the Natalie dress!

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  8. I've used several of her patterns and loved them, especially the la jolla swimsuit.

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  9. I love love the Evelyn dress! Anis, lovencare99@gmail.com

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  10. my kids are a little bit too old/big for many of her patterns, but I know my daughter would love the SADIE NIGHTIE: 12 MOS. - 12 YEARS.

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  11. http://www.peekaboopatternshop.com/product/ruffle-bum-romper-3-mos-24-mos The ruffle bum romper is adorable!

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  12. I love the Santa Monica Sweetheart Tankini
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  13. I love the peekaboo patterns.. Thanks

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  14. I like the Viviene party dress.

    Les Johnson

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  15. I love the Ruffle Bum Romper.

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  16. I like the Varsity Cowl Neck Pullover! :)

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  17. I like the Annie Petal Dress.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I like the Pyper Ruffle Cardi & Hair Bow.

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  19. I loved the Jasmine Dress. http://www.peekaboopatternshop.com/product/jasmine-dress-3-mos-8-years
    mindomatter76@gmail.com

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  20. The Bubble Shorts - I have to get a head start for our Summer (Australia)!!

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  21. the lazy day romper! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I like the sweetheart halter and ALL of the precious baby shoes!

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  23. I love the Lucy
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  24. I love the Clara Tiered Twirled Dress!

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  25. How adorable!!! I love the CLARA TIERED TWIRL DRESS. Thanks!

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  26. My favorite pattern is the art smock pattern!

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  27. Love the Stella Sundress... and many more!

    ubrewme@yahoo.com (Lagean 'Gena' Ellis)

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