I am so excited to share Simple Life Pattern Company’s newest pattern: Patricia’s Boho High Low Top and Dress. Like all Simple Life Patterns, Patricia is LOADED with options. Layered printing, several sleeve and tank options, dress and top options, dramatic or moderate skirt option. Patricia can be made in knit or woven and looks amazing in lightweight flowy wovens such as voile, rayon, and thin jersey knits. Fun Fact: The Patricia is named after talented fabric designer and Art Gallery Fabrics owner, Pat Bravo.
Make sure you read all the way to the end to see how you can WIN your own copy of Patricia’s Boho Top and Dress!
Confession: I was skeptical of how this would look on my tall and slender girls – But I had this beautiful Bari J. Sage print that just screamed dramatic high low dress.
I typically shy away from woven “no closure” patterns because sometimes the neckholes are too large and wide or the shoulder area is too tight and the kids have a hard time taking them on and off themselves. Because Patricia is drafted to be flowy, but with a beautiful neckline with a slight scoop back, it fits beautifully. The flow is beautiful with the slight curved front bodice and elongated and curved back bodice. This gives this garment shape. Plus, since it’s Mom-made, I can make a size 8 and blend it to a 12 length assuring that it fits her chest measurements while still being long enough.
The pattern is designed to float right above the knees in dress length. There was some additional length added after testing to make sure it is long enough in all sizes. I am very happy with the length of mine but will add some crochet trim if she shoots up on me! Everything grows in the summer right?
I also made a dramatic high low top in this new Art Gallery In Blue Knit. I made another garment that I can’t share yet, and was just barely able to get this out of my leftovers. We grabbed a quick picture after piano lessons so I could show you how Patricia works up in all knit. It fits and flows beautifully in knit, too.
Speaking of leftovers, I’ve been working on a special project with Indie Boheme Fabrics by Pat Bravo Designs of Art Gallery Fabrics. Since this pattern is an homage to designer, Pat Bravo, I just had to squeeze out one more with Indie Boheme fabrics. I have made 2 dresses for my girls and 1 for me that I can’t share yet – but I can often get a shirt or a scrappy dress made out of leftovers from the big girls’ dresses. I started wondering how Patricia would look with a knit bodice and woven skirt so I could use and mix my leftovers. I was VERY low on a cut to make the skirt piece, so I had to shorten it a couple inches in order to make this dress. She is only 2, so I think a little extra chubby knee is okay, right?
I think the knit bodice/woven skirt might be my favorite combo and I will probably try that for the big girls soon. I love designer knits – but most of my favorite designers like Art Gallery Fabrics produce more woven options than knits, so this opens up an endless array of possibilities for coordinating our outfits. (By the way, if you’re digging these shoes as much as we are this year, you can grab them here!)
I also mixed things up a bit so you could easily see the awesome shaping in the back bodice. Isn’t she just the sweetest?
Make sure you head on over to buy your Patricia today during the launch sale! And tell me below what style Patricia you will make to WIN your own copy! I will pick a winner at random on Monday, 5/8. Want to double your luck? Visit me on IG, and leave me a comment to enter there, too! I will pick one winner from each feed!
I hope you’ll be as happy as she is with your Patricia!
I have been loving getting to sew little girl outfits after sewing for 4 boys…