Golden Dress


I don’t know about you but, here in the UK the weather has been wonderful lately and making us dream of Summer holidays. I am not having high hopes regarding this Summer holiday however, that is not keeping me from making a few garments.

Yesterday, Project Run & Play released a pattern collection ready for Summer, the Project Watercolour Beach. This collection is a set of 10 patterns from different designers and Suco by Susana is one of them.

From what I could see, the collection has some great patterns however, I will only talk about the Golden Dress, from Suco by Susana, because that was the one I tested.


The Golden Dress is available from size 12 moths to 14 years old and is an easy one to make, easy to wear dress. It does not have buttons, zippers or other closures and that makes it perfect to wear on the beach, pool… but also looks great as dress for everyday wear. Just play around with different fabrics to obtain different styles.


I made a size 10 for F, without any changes, fits her perfectly and is very comfortable. The elastic waist makes it fitted but comfortable.


Despite having easy construction, this dress has really good finishing and some lovely details. To start with, it has pockets. You will have to trust me on this one as I forgot to take photos of the pockets but, it is there. The waist tie also adds some cute detail and is great if you want to use a contrasting fabric for a pop of colour.


Also, the neckline facing not only make a good finishing but also look really nice, even if not visible. As you know I like garments with pretty insides.


As for the fabric, it is recommended light-weight fabrics with good drape. I used a Robert Kaufmann Chambray bought 5 years ago(!) that I thought was perfect as it also matches the pattern collection theme. It worked pretty well in my opinion. As contrast, for the tie and facing, I used a Liberty Tana Lawn.


Overall, I found the pattern really cute and practical, perfect for everyday wear. As usual with Suco by Susana patterns, the fit is good, the instructions clear and with good constructions techniques.


Susana, also has another pattern as part of the collection, the Lemon Tee Pattern.

Now, during the release week the patterns will have 20% discount and the collection bundle with over 30% discount.


Have a good week.


Maria x

The Cheyenne Tunic

While testing the Biscayne blouse I became an admirer of Hey June Patterns because of the care with details, great construction and finishing. Thus, I was really pleased when Adrianna picked me to test the Cheyenne Tunic and once more did not disappointed!

The Cheyenne Tunic can be made with a collar or dropped neckline, long or ¾ sleeves with optional sleeve tabs and shirt or tunic length, from sizes XS to 2XL. Plenty to choose and mix 🙂

For the test I made view A (with collar), long sleeves and shirt length in size XS, which is my bust measures and graded to an S at the hips, also according to my measurements. The only change I have made was to reduce the sleeves length by 2 inches.



The tunic can be made in a variety of fabrics, from rayon challis to flannel to please all kind of styles. In my case I’ve opted for a more casual one, using a chambray from here and a plaid cotton (shirt or poplin weigh) bought in Portugal, to add some colour.



This was my first time making a collar with stand or a sleeve placket, but I hadn’t had any problems as the instructions are clear and helpful so, if the pattern might look difficult don’t give up on it because the instructions will help you.



At the moment I’m working on my second shirt and already bought the fabric for a third one with the dropped neckline, as you can see I really recommend the pattern. It is not a fast sewing project but so rewarding, the instructions include French seams as a result the shirt will be beautiful inside and out 🙂



At the moment you can get the pattern on sale (you still have a few hours), so my advice is that you take advantage and get yours. You won’t regret it!

Congratulations Adrianna on another great pattern.

Have a nice week 🙂