Well, look who’s playing a little game of peek-a-boo! I suppose wearing a dress designed by the incomparable Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop makes the idea of engaging in a game of the same name seem appropriate 😉
The new Felicity Dress from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop sure is a stunner! When I was selected as a tester for this lovely dress I jumped for joy. We all know I’m a sucker for anything vintage or vintage-inspired. With a button front placket, peter pan collar, and a shirred back that resembles smocking, this dress certainly has that vintage style I’m so drawn to.
And speaking of shirring*….WOW!
*(Shirring is a technique in which you sew a series of straight lines with elastic thread to gather the fabric.)
If we’re being totally honest here, this was a new technique for me. One of the many reasons I love being a pattern tester is the opportunity to learn. I find that testing pushes me to learn new techniques I may have otherwise been hesitant to try. I looked up tutorials online and had to figure out how my particular machine works with shirring. There was definitely some trial and error. It took me a few tries to get it just right but it was sooo worth the effort. I am so happy with out how it turned out!
Just look at the result…
If shirring seems a little out of your element, fear not! The Felicity Dress also has a full back option. Other variations this pattern offers are:
- Button/snap placket on the bodice, or…
- Full button/snap placket that runs the length of the dress
- Knee length, or…
- Maxi length
- Shirred halter back, or…
- Full back
- Sizes range from infant size 3mo to girls’ size 12!
In addition to the shirred back option, Anna’s dress has the top button placket with cute little pink heart buttons (Anna picked them out) and we went with the maxi length for her. The maxi length really seems to call attention to the fabric, don’t you think? I got this luxurious pink with white chevron Dear Stella fabric from a lovely woman here on the island who was doing a big fabric destash. But, I scoured the internet and found what I believe is the same fabric on Fabric.com. Here’s the listing: Zig Zag Chevron Raspberry.
This sunny yellow ombre dress was the first Felicity I made with the shirring technique. It came out a little too tight and it pulls in front, but I just had to share it anyway. The ombre is absolutely stunning on this dress! This fabric also came from my neighbor’s destash, but I managed to find a listing for it here: Essential Gradations – Corn Cream
I have to admit, I’m a little late in posting about this dress. The release was last week and the promotional price is already over. But I swear I have a good excuse.
We finally moved into our new house! We bought it a couple months ago and have been doing some updating and light reno, and now we finally live there. Consequently, we had to endure a few days without internet and, to my amazement, everyone survived! It was a little touch and go for a while, but we all made it 😉
So even though the intro price is over, this pattern is still a bargain at just $7.95. So hop on over to Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and get your copy of the lovely Felicity Dress