[TOUR] Get Ready for Spring

Welcome to the Seams Like Style day of the Get Ready for Spring Blog Tour, hosted by Seams Sew Lo! Don’t forget to check out the blog links at the end to everyone else in the tour and enter the rafflecopter giveaway!

Confession: this is actually my first ever E&M pattern, so I’m going to be giving you my first impressions and honest opinion. The Be Curious dress for girls is a fitted, lined bodice with back closure, using either buttons or snaps, and a placket in the skirt*. There is a long sleeve and a sleeve flounce, you can use either one or both. The skirt is a vintage length, which can be extended by adding the bottom ruffle for a knee length dress.

*I have been compensated for this post in the form of a product. The opinions expressed within are my own and do not reflect those of the company sponsoring this post.*

I size blended like I normally have to for the girl – she fits into the size 3 height, but she’s so tiny that her chest fits into the 18-24m range and her waist is even smaller in the 12-18m. I’m very used to blending sizes at this point, but I did notice that there aren’t any instructions in the pattern, which I found unusual. For construction, I tend to skip over the instructions, but when checking I found that they were mostly the way I would do it and in the same order anyway. I do wish there was a cut list for the rectangle pieces instead of relying on pattern pieces and that the skirt was cut in 3 parts (instead you cut your back skirt in half later on). *I was a little thrown by the placket – I’ve made them before and a lot of woven garments rely on them. This isn’t a true placket, though – more of a split seam – maybe close to a zipper placket, without the zipper.

My fabric was bought from Mood in NYC during my trip last weekend, and while I love how soft and silky it is and the color… It was a tough fabric to work with. It doesn’t want to stay still and kept shifting on me, resulting in some not great stitching and puckers. Had I been taking my time, I could’ve seam ripped and had nicer seams, but knowing I needed to have this out on time and that it was for my daughter who will stain it in some way before she grows out of it…. I let it go. Sometimes it’s good to not demand perfection and be so hard on ourselves. Plus, I know it’s still better than something I could buy in some stores.


Overall, I like this dress and I want to try it out again in a different fabric. I plan to buy another pattern as well to review, so please let me know if you have any ideas on one to choose!

See you next time, until then – happy sewing!


The Be Curious Dress for Girls

Mood NYC

NYFW – My Shopping Experience


Please visit all the stops on the Get Ready for Spring Blog Tour featuring Ellie and Mac spring sewing patterns (35% of right now), hosted by Seams Sew Lo. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below, too!

  1. February 3rd: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
  2. February 4th: Seams Sew Lo
  3. February 5th: Violets and Jewels
  4. February 6th: Threadistry
  5. February 7th: Mama Can Make it
  6. February 8th: My Crazy Crafty Beautiful Life
  7. February 9th: Aurora Designs
  8. February 10th: Flaxfield Sewing
  9. February 11th: Floral and Flannel
  10. February 12th: FABulous Home Sewn
  11. February 13th: Minns Things
  12. February 14th: Our Play Place
  13. February 15th: Tenille’s Thread
  14. February 16th: Seams Like Style
  15. February 17th: Hutsepruts
  16. February 18th: Candi Couture Designs
  17. February 19th: My Sewing Roots
  18. February 20th: Manning the Machine
  19. February 21st: Stitched by Jennie
  20. February 22nd: Kathy’s Kwilts and More
  21. February 23rd: Sewjourns
  22. February 24th: Mermaid Mama Designs
  23. February 25th: Fee Bricolo
  24. February 26th: Oak Blue Designs
  25. February 27th: Big Fly Notions
  26. February 28th: Sewing Blue

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*As always, there are some affiliate links in an effort to one day turn my hobby into something that could be self sustainable. Using them doesn’t cost you anything, but will provide me with a small percentage of your purchase.*


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