Welcome to my stop on the Blaverry Ansley pdf pattern tour! Make sure to check out the links to the other bloggers on the tour at the bottom of this post!
The Ansley by Blaverry is a top/dress pattern in sizes 9m-14 that is loaded with options including:
4 skirt options (2 style dresses, 2 style tops)
6 sleeve options (short, puff, 3/4 with cuff, 3/4 without cuff, sleeveless, flutter)
3 collar options (basic, peter pan, none)
3 hem styles (basic, ruffled, bias)
This was my first time sewing a Blaverry pattern and it will not be my last for sure! Upon first sight I fell in love with the Hi-Lo tunic in the pattern listing so I knew I wanted to make a similar tunic for the tour . I adore high-lo hems and I love how this tunic is nice and structured at the top and then billows out with the skirt.
The Holiday season is fast approaching and we will be taking a family vacation in two weeks which will take a good chunk out of the time that I usually do Christmas sewing. I thought the Ansley would make a perfect holiday look.
For the main fabric I used Mirror ball Dot from Michael Miller in Princess. Such a pretty pink. I love the shine on this and thought it would be perfectly festive with the addition of red and green. The accent fabric I used is a Christmas home decor fabric that has been in my stash a while. It also happens to be the coordinate I used as part of my daughter’s drapes, so now I am that mom..making my kid clothes that match her curtains 😛
The pattern is listed as Advanced Beginner/Intermediate due to the collar and skirt placket. I did not find either of these difficult to execute. You can make the top/dress collarless also, overall i found it pretty easy and worth it. Look at that gorgeous collar! I sewed up the whole tunic in a couple of hours of leisurely sewing. I love how quickly I was able to print out the pieces and get started due to the clever use of the layers option in the pattern so I only had to print my size and a print guide so I only had to print the options I wanted.
I made this scarf for Christmas last year because I did not get to make her a Christmas party outfit and I had these wonderful fabrics I wanted to put to use. I used the scarf this year as color inspiration for the tunic. Not that I want to hide that wonderful collar but I do love how awesomely they pair. To add to the festiveness I added some mini pom poms to the hem and colorful snaps for the closure. We are working on dressing independently so I use snaps when I can.
The optional cuffs for the 3/4 sleeve option mirrors the lines for the pointed collar. I really can’t get enough of this, it’s just beautiful!
With all the options and lovely lines in this pattern along with the print guide making it quick to get started the Ansley will be revisited here for sure. I can’t wait to make a dress version.
Make sure to grab your own copy of the Ansley from the Blaverry Etsy Shop. Blaverry is offering a discount for 10% off during the duration of the tour with code ILOVEBLAVERRY10
Go check out the other bloggers on the tour to see what they came up with using this amazingly versatile pattern!