It’s here, it’s here! The Goodship Dress is here.
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With the help of some amazing and generous testers, and the technical whiz-bang-skillz of Lauren Dahl I’m thrilled to release my finest pattern to date. I was originally inspired by this Shirley Temple Dress:
I love the enormous Bow on this dress, and the Sailor-y but not Costume-ish style. I knew going forward I wanted to create styles that foster a wide variety of variation and interpretation so you can really show your kid’s personality off in a way that suits her (or him – up next!). The styles I will release will be sized from toddler to tween with special details to make your handmade garments last.
I was equally inspired by Cloud 9 Fabrics’ Seven Seas collection. I made three samples of the preliminary Goodship Dress for their Quilt Market Booth in the spring:
Those are the dresses on the bottom center. Naturally, I needed to make some of Rae’s Charlie Tunic on the bottom right. Lynn Harris made the vintage dresses up top, interspersed with shirts by Meagan Buch and oooooh a sneak peek of something else I’m working on, too.
Forgive my photos in the beginning of the post here, but I want you to see the different looks you can create simply by choosing different fabrics. When you go to the Goodship Dress Page you will see some gorgeous photos by Janna Bissett . We took these in some pretty chilly weather, but Justina and Renate were such good sports.
This pattern wouldn’t be what it is, were it not for some great feedback from testers.
Thanks to Kristie of NIXO for making the first tab version, taking the dress into mod territory; others had asked for a different closure option so little kids can dress themselves. Please thank my fantastic testers by visiting their links: Kristy, Millie, Palak, Marleen, Michelle, Dyanna , Kelly, Charity, Sara, Andrea, …and the dear, darling, blogless Stephanie K.
You can have a look at the Goodship Dress Page for more technical information and to buy the pattern!
p.s. If you want to spread the word, I’d be thrilled. I cannot wait to see what you make!<div align="center"><a href="http://onegirlcircus.com/goodship-dress/" title="Goodship Dress by Karen LePage"><img src="http://onegirlcircus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/goodshipbadge200x200.jpg" alt="Goodship Dress by Karen LePage" style="border:none;" /></a></div>