I have a feeling all of the Matilda Jane lovers out there are going to love this new pattern from E&E patterns! The flutter sleeve is so reminiscent of the MJ style that many of us love.
This is the Hemlock Top by E&E patterns with a couple modifications. The most obvious being that I created a dress out of the top pattern. I simply lengthened and widened the hem line to create a dress version. The main print for the dress is a Chez Ami knit. The striped sleeve fabric is from Banberry Place. I can't seem to find the exact prints still in stock, but there are many more to choose from.
I ended up having to widen the neckline for my daughter. Maybe she just has a big noggin! I was a tad lazy and just cut out the tight neckline to add a new one. The photos make it look a bit too wide now, but it actually seems just right in person.
I love the sleeve detail! It gives a great opportunity for variations. The entire dress could be made with a single print or solid. The sleeve flutter could be an accent print. The bodice, sleeve, and flutter could all be mixed prints or solids. Or, the sleeve could be the only variation creating sort of a layered look like I've done here.
I love when our little photo seasons can be turned into a fun little adventure. We spent about 15 minutes romping around William Faulkner's home at Rowan Oak. Tandy would lead, then I would. It's still hard to get her standing still and smiling at the same time, but I'm always glad when we can both leave happy.
Be sure to check out all of the new fall E&E patterns! There is a $1.00 off discount for the tour that will expire Oct. 24 and the coupon code is: TOUR.