Miss Maisie

MaisieWhen I was asked to test the newest release from Violette Field Threads designer Bernadette, I did not hesitate. Her designs are classic and elegant and stay true to the brand. I was also not disappointed that the Maisie top and dress is finished off with a zipper!

_DSC0124This sweet top or dress has delicately puffed sleeves and two sleeve lengths, short or at the elbow, and is finished off with a little keyhole and bias binding. You can make your own bias to coordinate your fabric or use store bought pre made double fold bias, as I did. We also chose the longer elbow length and I love how the bias ties just right below the elbow. There is plenty of room for her to move around and play.

_DSC0080Maisie may be made into top length or dress length. We chose top length and decided to pair the top with Fawn, a pleated bubble style short released by Bernadette a few months earlier. The skirt on Maisie may be made full, or slim (selvage to selvage). Included in the pattern are sizes 12-18 months through 10 years.

IMG_2763The bodice back of Maisie has a low scoop and finishes off with a zipper. If you haven’t tried a zipper yet, don’t fear! Bernadette’s instructions are well written and I promise you will have no trouble. My favorite part of Maisie’s design is the scoop of the bodice back. It is so delicate yet stays well on the shoulders and is perfect for play.

_DSC0114And look how happy my girl is! She loves her new outfit. And the best part, I picked up these fabrics from the thrift store. The headband, top, and shorts were all made for under $5, you can’t beat that!

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