Today, Michelle of Tickled Pretty is giving us the inside scoop on her experience with the Zig Zag Dress Pattern. Take it away, Michelle!
I loved sewing up this super cute dress for my princess! I first saw the Zig Zag dress by See Kate Sew a few months ago and just knew I had to sew it up for one of my three. The littlest one is usually my go to model since she takes up less fabric. Hehe. I’m so glad I chose her because all things are super duper cute when they are tiny. She is 11 months old but already wears 18 month size.
I chose some fabric I had in my stash. I went with a Holiday fabric I got from Joann’s this season. It’s a quilting weight fabric. I had a yard on hand. If you use a print such as this where direction is important, make sure you have more than a yard. I made an oops and had to improvise but I won’t tell you where. My lips are sealed. For piping, I went with black.
Putting the pattern pieces together is a piece of cake! So easy. I actually taped very few pieces together and some parts were all on one page. Off to trace and cut I went! Again, super easy. A lot of patterns I have worked with have a ton of pieces but this one does not, and I love that! Kate did really well with directions and pictures on how to sew everything. I’m an intermediate to advanced seamstress but I still need direction. She was very clear and straight to the point on what you need to do. I did this whole dress in less than a day. I’m one that likes to span my sewing projects over a few days but not this little number. I was so excited to see the final product that I just went for it. I also don’t like to pin much but when it comes to curves, I highly recommend pins pins and more pins!! Trust me, pin on curves!
Overall I am very happy with how the dress has turned out. Love the fabric choice I made too. Now I feel like I need this dress in all the fabrics in the world!! hehe. My other two are going to be super jealous when they see this beauty on Princess Munchkin.
Michelle, thanks so much for your time and effort! The dress turned out beautifully!