Friday, December 6, 2013

pattern review - heidi & finn gatsby dress

I love, love, love this dress!!!!  It suits Gracie perfectly!  It's girly yet practical ... Gracie was actually doing gymnastics while wearing it the other day :)

The Gatsby Dress pattern (sizes 12 months-5T here and 6-12 here) by Heidi & Finn is a cute twist on a 1920s flapper dress.  It's available in an aline or slim style ... I made the slim cut since Gracie is quite thin and it fits perfectly in a size 8.  As usual for Heidi & Finn patterns, the Gatsby Dress is well designed and the pattern is very easy to follow.

The pattern calls for stretch lace, which I did not happen to have, so I chose to use color blocking in place of the lace.  Although I love the end result, I think I may have to order some lace to make the original version too :)

Gracie's favorite part is the glittery star.  I'm pretty sure it's my favorite part too, and I'm not into glitter quite like she is :)  We used a fabric glitter kit that Ruthie received as a Christmas gift last year.  The girls had fun with it, and I see many more glitter projects in our immediate future!

I love the tie in the back!  I made the ties extra long which I greatly regretted once I tried sewing this super stretchy, slippery fabric.  I did finally finish, but I have to confess that there were a few pins sacrificed along the way :)

Navy star print - Rayon blend jersey
Grey - cotton jersey from Joann's
Glitter paint - this stuff


  1. Super cute! I love Heidi and Finn patterns, and this one looks like a winner as well. I actually prefer your color blocking approach to the stretch lace look, and that star is awesome!

    1. Thanks so much! I am a fan of Heidi and Finn patterns also, and this is tied with the Urban Hoodie for my favorite :)

  2. I actually really like the color block over the lace. Great version!

    1. Thank you! I love both versions, but this one works perfectly for us right now!