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Monday, April 1, 2013

.:Ruffle Top Review & Giveaway:.

Sewing for little girls is one of my most favorite things ever. So when I was offered the opportunity to review the Ruffle Top pattern from Elegance & Elephants, you better believe I was all for it! The name alone speaks to me….whenever I hear the word ruffle, my full attention is there.

I have a niece who is about 5 weeks older than my youngest, and I decided to make the tunic version of the pattern for her. Just as an fyi, the pattern comes with three different options: tunic, and two styles of dresses. You’re getting a lot for the price!

Of course I had my sister in law snap some pictures of my niece wearing the top. Isn’t she stinking adorable?

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I decided to take a little liberty with the pattern and make it more Sumo-ish. Which naturally involves more ruffles. I added a little ruffle fabric boarder along the bottom of the tunic, and I really love how it looks. I did a small border so that it wasn’t too overwhelming.

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Now you might be thinking that this looks like the dress version. Obviously the ruffle fabric makes it a bit longer, but my niece is only 17 months and I made her a 2T so that it will last longer.

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Another thing I did differently is that I used ribbon for the ties. This is suggested for one of the dress versions, and I decided to do it for the tunic as well. Not because I don’t like fabric ties, but because I’m sort of lazy and don’t love making sashes and ties when I sew. (Don’t hate me, I’m just lazy!) I do love how the ribbon looks and adds a pop of color.

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The last liberty I took was around the neckline. There is actually supposed to be a bias tape neckline, but I decided just to do a normal hem around the neck. I love how it looks!

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One thing I really love about this pattern is the little cap sleeves underneath the ruffles. I’m not quite sure why, but for some reason, they make me really happy. The ties are great for giving the tunic a bit more shape, and I love the flared look around the bottom.

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This pattern is so well written. It is easy to read and follow, and the pattern pieces were perfect. I’ll definitely be making more of these; now my girls need some!

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Would you like to get your hands on this pattern?

Heidi from Elegance & Elephants is letting me give three copies away. Which means three winners!

Heidi is also offering a 10% discount on the Ruffle Top pattern. Use the code SUMO10OFF through tomorrow to take advantage of this! And don’t worry, if you win the giveaway, Heidi will refund your money. So there’s really no reason not to pick up this pattern!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good luck!


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30 comments:

  1. This is adorable!! I just found your blog...through the Spring Fling Giveaway!! I am definitely Bookmarking this one!! I want to spend a couple hours here looking around!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. I would love to make this for my three daughters.

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  3. Adorable! Would it work with knit fabric?

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  4. I would make it for my daughter first

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  5. I love making stuff for my little girl!

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  6. I'm a sucker for matching things, so I'd make this for both my girls.

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  7. I would make this for my daughter first!

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  9. so cute ! I would make it for my daughter first

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  10. Adorable pattern - adorable material - stinkin' adorable little girl!

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  11. I would make it for my little princess of course! :) Your daughter is darling and I love that fabric!

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  12. My girl is too big now for this cute stuff, but I have nieces that would be adorable!

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  13. If it came in my size I would make it for ME first...but since it doesn't ;) I will be making the tunic and A-line styles for my daughter.

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  14. My grand daughter and maybe my grand niece.

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  15. I would make the tunic for my three year old niece first so I can get a stinking cute photo of her wearing it in return!

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  16. I would make this for my nearly 1 year old daughter who has inspired me to learn how to sew.

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  17. I would make it for my four year old

    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  18. for my niece!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  19. I liked reading your review, that fabric is so fun and bright!

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  20. For my granddaughter. I can't wait to start sewing for her. She is just 3 months old.

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  21. My FAVORITE cousin has 2 Grans, both girly girls. They would look SO adorbs in this style dress!!! Thank you & Elegance & Elephants for this giveaway!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  22. I would definitely make it for one of my daughters!

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  24. What a great pattern, and I love your version! I have 2 daughters but would probably sew it for my oldest first! She needs summer clothes!

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  25. I would love to make this for my daughter!

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

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