Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pattern Testing: Legends Mommy and Me Dress

I am extremely excited to write this post! Sew Straight and Gather is one of my most favourite pattern companies. Aside from the obvious reason - that I like the look of what I can make with them - I also love the actual patterns themselves. Layers and Trimless pages always impress me and so does navigation links within the pattern. Oh and the icing on the cake, supporting a local Canadian (Albertan) business!

This is my second time testing for Sew Straight and Gather but my first time blogging about it. I tested the Metro Pullover for myself before Christmas. I've also made myself a lovely Uptown Downtown dress out of a wintry bamboo french terry and have plans for a sleeveless maxi dress for summer.

 Now for the legend dress. We are headed to Cuba in May and in dire need of some comfortable resort wear. Even though it is February in Alberta, I went sleeveless with these matching mommy and me dresses. I decided to go with the Dress View A, but there are a total of 4 views with this pattern! I used a super soft cotton/lycra custom knit that I have been hoarding from Fabric Snob since I got it last spring.

The only different between the two dresses I made is that the toddler dress is lined with pink and hemmed with pink thread. My dress is lined with the same grey and white and hemmed with white thread.

We even had a fun little mommy and me photo session. I don't have many nice photos of just the two of us as I'm usually behind the camera, so I know I will cherish these next ones.

 Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my blog. Can you believe this is already my third post?

You can find the Legends Patterns Here. There is a special 3 day sale to celebrate the release for $5 CDN for each pattern (that's approx $3.75 USD!) While you're at it, why don't you join the Sew Straight and Gather Pattern Co. CLUB Facebook Group.

I STILL haven't figured out how to link up my instagram account to this blog. I really better get on that.

Cheers! Michelle


  1. So beautiful, Michelle! Your Uptown Downtown dress is lovely, and I really like the Mommy & Me look you created with the Legends dresses. That neckline is so fab!

  2. $3.75! I may need to buy one.. or both. Your mommy and me looks are great! I always say I'm going to do matching but never get it done.