Showcase Saige Knit Dress The Simple Life Pattern Company

SLPco Showcase featuring the Saige Knit Dress!

Hi! I’m Genie, and I’m one of the bloggers over at The Sew and Tell Project. I’m a wife and mom of three who enjoys sewing, cooking, and baking. I’m so very excited to be participating in the SLPco Showcase! The SLPco Showcase is a new series which gives bloggers a chance to guest post on the SLPco Blog.

Since I didn’t have anything particular in mind for the Showcase, I asked to be assigned a pattern, and was given Saige’s Boatneck Dress. I wasn’t familiar with this pattern, which makes it even more exciting. Who doesn’t love a brand new pattern?
I had just received my pre-order of the amazing Magic by Sarah  Jane for Michael Miller quilting fabrics and was determined to use at least one of the prints even though the dress was designed for knits. I found this cute, pink, heart-embossed knit at JoAnn’s, and it all started to come together.

I decided to make the drawstring version because I thought I could transition it to using woven material for the skirt, and I chose elbow length sleeves to make it multi-seasonal.

Although I thought about skipping the bib feature on the dress, I decided to add one to further feature the prints I’d fallen in love with. I had some of this ruffled tulle trim, and really love the contrast it provides.

The only challenges I had was making a decision on what size to sew. My little girl is a 6-7 in height and a skinny 4t in width. Because this dress isn’t fitted, and is a knit bodice, I decided to go with a straight 6 on this one instead of blending sizes, and I think the fit is spot on. I did decide to add a lining to the skirt as quilting cotton is a little thin. Rather than finishing the bodice lining at the waistband, I simply cut a skirt out of my lining fabric, attached it to the bodice lining, and then did my top stitching through the main dress and lining along the waistband.

My 6 year old often tells me that she likes the things I make her, but they languish in her closet. She has worn this dress three days straight. And, of course, a tea party with Teddy was a must!

I can’t wait to make another Saige! I think the next will be a simple knit dress with an elastic waist. What an adorable play dress!


%d bloggers like this: