Friday, 21 November 2014

Lily Bird Studio Angelique's dress and tunic - New pattern release, sale and giveaway!!

If you haven't already checked out all the wonderful patterns by Lily Bird Studio, you should go and take a look here!! There are some really stunning dresses, as well as some other great wardrobe staples. Having already bought some of Cecilia's patterns (and I have my eye on some more!) I jumped at the chance when I saw the tester call for the new Angelique's dress pattern!!

The details on this dress are just so pretty - there's an inverted pleat on the front topped off with a big bow - the pattern talks you through how to tie the perfect bow every time.

Always a favourite for Little B - pockets - and these pockets are so clever! Such a great feature of the dress - I chose to have a big contrast between my fabrics, but you could use a similar or the same fabric throughout for a more subtle look.

The back of the dress features two more inverted pleats, as well as some very clever little pleats that sit on either side of the zip - this pattern includes the best invisible zip instructions I have seen - such an easy way to do it, and I learned some new techniques too!

The instructions are really easy to follow in this pattern, and the images are so clear and helpful for each step - which I found great, because I'm very visual when following patterns. 

The pattern also comes with a tunic option, and it's perfect for layering up for the colder weather - just pop a long sleeve tee and some leggings on underneath - and it looks so cute!

This time I made up my own simple little bow out of the contrast fabric, because I didn't have any ribbon that matched!! There is also an option to add piping between the bodice and skirt, which would really accentuate the beautiful lines of the high waist.

Have a look at Cecilia's blog for more tester pictures, showing lots of different ways to style the dress/tunic and there's a GIVEAWAY, so pop on over to enter!!! (If you scroll through all the pretty pictures the Rafflecopter is at the bottom of the post)

The new pattern comes in sizes 1-10 years and you can buy it for 40% off the regular price of $8.50 if you use the code NEWPATTERN - but be quick, it's only valid for 2 days (until midnight on Saturday 22nd). You can find the pattern here.

And if you have a smaller little girl you sew for, the pattern was already previously available in sizes Newborn - 24 months and is available here.


  1. Thank you for the review and for testing this pattern as well!
    And thanks to that little angel for modeling, no dress can look bad on that cute little girl :)

    1. Thank you for having us along for the test, Little B wore her tunic to a party yesterday and loved twirling in it!!

  2. Hi, I love your versions of this adorable pattern. I would love to follow your blog but can't find the option to do so. I would love it if you checked out my blog and follow me if you wish x

    1. Thank you! I think if you go to your blogger dashboard you will be able to follow me if you add my webpage address to your reading list.
      Your version is beautiful too, and your little model so sweet! You're now on my reading list! x

  3. Both these dresses are gorgeous, and Little B certainly looks like she loves them, and the pockets, bless her for complementing your beautifully made clothes xx

  4. These photos of B are fab-u-lous! And your sewing too.
    Love Sue xx