The Audrey Dress: Pattern Testing

I love when pattern makers contact me to test out their newest designs because it gives me the chance to try out some different styles and also allows me to give input to the pattern designer.

This is the second pattern I have tested for Designs By Moo.  She doesn’t have many patterns for sale yet, but she is definitely planning to add more very soon, including The Audrey Dress, which I made the other day.

It is a very simple dress with a shirred bodice and straps, and of course a lovely flowy ruffle at the bottom.

{Like I said, very easy dress, but wouldn’t you know my machine is giving me a rough time with shirring lately.  I was ready to pull my hair out with the elastic thread and tension…. might be a while before you see me shirr anything again}
 I absolutely love how flowy and easy this dress is for a child to wear.  Perfect for playing and being silly.
Such a goofball 🙂
She still has those adorable cheeks!

I asked her to dance.
She gets her moves from me.

Look at that hair!!
People pay lots of money for that!
I will be back tomorrow to share pictures of Ethan’s first day of Kindergarten!!!
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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5 Responses to The Audrey Dress: Pattern Testing

  1. Emma August 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi, I am excited to see you on Project Run and Play. My son is severely Autistic and he is the reason I got into sewing as well – it helps me stay sane! You have lovely children!

  2. Shelley August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Lovely…both the dress and your adorable daughter! Can’t wait to see the kindergarten pics too. My daughter just started kindergarten as well. By the way I just caught on to your blog through a link on justagirl and I’m hooked…love your style and sense of humor!

  3. The Mouse House August 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Aw, thanks to both of you for stopping by! I appreciate it!

  4. Shirley Ann September 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    What an adorable little dress; I love the fabric you chose for it!

  5. Justine of SewCountryChick September 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Yes your daughter looks so cute in her dress and the fabric really makes it. I made a similar dress but the straps kept sliding off. The shirred elastic sleeve is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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