First things first: a big shout out to Jenya of WhileSheWasSleeping for putting together today’s group post featuring a showcase of PUPERITA!! Thank you so much for coordinating this effort in honor of the lovely Annalisa. (A list of all participating sewists is at the end of this post.)
When choosing a pdf to show off the talents of Annalisa AND the range of styles that can be made using her elegantly simple designs, I went for the most basic and useful of patterns. Puperita‘s ” Tiny Flowers” blouse pattern is the perfect block for a classic children’s silhouette that is somehow difficult to find in a pdf: a raglan “peasant” style but with a jewel-neckline, not a low scoop. It is exactly what I needed for a special baptism gown:
If you are new to Puperita patterns, you are in for a smooth ride! Annalisa labels all pages with column and row, making them a breeze to glue together without need for consulting a separate chart. Each piece is marked with the style number, pattern piece name, and size range: no “mystery” sheets floating around your sewing space.
I added length to turn this blouse block into a gown, just by extending the side seams onto alpha-numeric paper:
The “fabric” I used was actually the skirt of a vintage wedding gown, so it was already hemmed with lace. Notice that I didn’t make a muslin (toile) and I always make a muslin, right? Not with Puperita patterns! I know they will be spot-on. I can go straight into cutting the garment fabric:
I underlined the dress fabric with lining material taken from the slip of the wedding dress:
Construction was flawlessly simple, as Puperita pattern pieces line up perfectly (Did I forget to mention that I shortened the sleeves…this pdf has so many possibilities!):
The pattern buttons down the back, but for this project I needed to use Velcro,for use in a hospital, and it was super-simple to do with zero alterations required :
All done and ready to be shipped! Many thanks to the lovely Annalisa for making such elegantly simple patterns that allow the pure beauty of children to shine!
I’m looking forward to seeing the creations made by the other participants in the Puperita Patterns Showcase…
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