Touring the Ansley Top and Dress by Blaverry!!

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Lots of fun things happening this week! It’s doing to be a busy one. First thing on the agenda is the Ansley Top and Dress Tour for Blaverry Patterns! This is the very first pattern I have ever done by Blaverry. I just love the style of this top/dress. Before I go into exactly why, let’s first take a look at the nitty gritty of the pattern.

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The Ansley Top and Dress is a loose fitting, flowing, yet classic design. It comes in sizes 9mo-14yrs. What’s one of the best features? Well, the options of course! I think I counted like 15 different options to choose from. These options include collar type or no collar, different sleeve lengths including a 3/4 sleeve with or without a cuff, different hem options, and different top or dress options. Yes it is packed full! Other great features include a fully illustrated tutorial and layered sizing so you can print only the size you need. Yes, options are amazing!

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Ready to hear exactly why I love this style? The silhouette. I love hi-lo tops, so the fact that this pattern included that option gave this girl a dreamy sigh. I just love the way it billows behind. RTC_6167For baby girls top I made a size 18mo. You should definitely go by measurements on this pattern. My girl typically wears a 9-12mo or 12mo size in most patterns however this pattern put her in a size 18mo as her chest size was a tad bigger than the chest measurement for 12mo. Because the pattern is roomy I could have gotten away with the 12mo but the 18mo certainly will last the winter. Since it is now colder here in New England the 3/4 sleeves where perfect along with the cuffs. My cuffs didn’t fit perfectly onto my sleeve. They didn’t go all the way around the sleeve and meet perfectly (there was about a 1.5cm gap) so I put a little pleat in the end so they met. RTC_6055Not a big deal, I think it just looks nicer that way. Now are you wondering about the band around the hem? That was my add on. I don’t know about the dress versions, but with the hi- lo version the shirt front is short. There was no access for a basic hem and I prefer no belly shirts, so my solution was a band around the hem. Now add one big button and you have the final touch to this shirt!

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The end result is beautiful. I know I will definitely be making more and can’t wait to try the dress version too. I would rate this an advanced beginner to intermediate pattern as you have a placket and collar to sew. Don’t let that intimidate you too much though, as you have those options! You can make it without the collar if you’d like.

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Ready to get your own copy? There is a special sale going on for the tour! Head on over to the Etsy shop and use coupon code ILOVEBLAVERRY10 for 10% off. Don’t forget to check out the other patterns as well. There are so many that are now on my list to buy!

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Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour!!

November 6th

November 7th

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7 thoughts on “Touring the Ansley Top and Dress by Blaverry!!

  1. Thank you for the great blog Rebekah. I am so glad you like the pattern. I look forward to seeing what else you can create with the pattern. I had another blogger do the math and it comes out to over 200 unique designs that can be made from this one pattern. That’s a lot of clothing for our little princesses for sure! LOL.

    Thanks again for participating in my first ever blog tour.

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