I have been following Eva from With Love by Eva and enjoying her work for some time now so, when she released her first pattern I was very pleased for her. Sometime after the release of the Tulip Dress, Eva asked me if I would like to take part in the tour for the English version and of course I said yes! I showed my girls both versions (top and dress) and they both said they loved it and wanted the dress!
The Tulip Top and Dress was made by Eva and Katrien and the English version was released yesterday, the same day the Blog Tour started to help celebrate it! 🙂
This pattern can be made as a top or dress and has the option to close at the back with an invisible zipper or buttons.
Like I mentioned before, my girls immediately said they wanted a dress, so dress it is! For the closure at the back I used the invisible zipper option and made a size 7 for F that most likely will be used by M next summer. Meanwhile she can wear it with a cardigan and knee socks.
I love the bodice and how the two layers overlay making the lovely tulip shape and how the skirt drapes from under. For the lining I used a light cotton fabric and because there are quite a few layers is recommended not to use thick fabrics for the bodice. This dress however can be used with a shirt under for colder temperatures.
For the fabric I used a Nani Iro double gauze that I really like and had bought for me a while ago to make a dress, but the dress never came to life and I thought it would look much better as a Tulip Dress than in my shelf! I guess I was right as I love how it turned out! The piping was also bought for that same dress that never happened and F loved the idea of having a dress with some sparkling and declared it her new party dress.
I really like the bodice in this dress and how well the layers overlay!
If you are looking for some inspiration than this week will bring you loads as the line-up is amazing and the sneak peaks left me really curious.
To help celebrate the release there you can use the code HAPPYTULIP to get a 10% discount, until 9th October.