I had the pleasure of testing the new Petra Dress and Tee from Gracious Threads. The Petra is a slim fit tee or knit dress with long puffed sleeves. The dress has a full circle skirt with 6 gores. The pattern comes in size 2-8 and is available on on Etsy and Craftsy!
I chose to do the dress option. I could not wait to get my hands on that 6 panel skirt! So much fun! I want to do a fancy knit version for the holidays =) I love the trim fit of the bodice.
This dress was such a huge hit with my daughter. The skirt is so twirly! She had a blast twirling around blowing bubbles in it. She has asked to wear it several times since I’ve made it. I can barely keep it out of the laundry.
I made this with gorgeous Stenzo knits from L’oiseau Fabrics. I have had these birds in my stash for a while and had in mind to use them with the stripe coordinate, I kept setting it aside though because I didn’t feel the combo was perfect. When this dress came along I knew instantly that I wanted to use it and mix in an additional print. The pink dots were so perfect! I am really in love with this combination.
The puff sleeve detailing is super cute!
Gracious Threads patterns are always written very clearly and sew up beautifully. This was no exception. It’s a very quick sew. I made the whole dress in less than an hour.
We will be making a ton more of these as it cools down, both tee and dress form. I can’t wait to make a fancy one =) Kid loves it, Mom loves it, two thumbs up all around!