Welcome to my stop on the One Pattern, Three ways blog tour organized by Sew Not Perfect!
I was so excited to participate in this tour. I sew a lot of different patterns. It’s so refreshing to go back and revisit a favorite. I chose to sew the Tikatuly Aurthi for the tour. There are so many things to love about this pattern. 2 different neckline options, curved or square asymmetric hem, Dress or Tunic length and it’s also reversible! It’s also multi-season. It’s great on it’s own for warmer months and layers well over shirts or tights for winter. It comes in sizes 0-3 through 6T making it a great option for babies and little girls. It sews up in about an hour.
My daughter wears school uniforms through the school year so needs a lot more clothes during the summer. I was doing good banking summer appropriate items from last winter and the spring and then Bam! Growth Spurt! I needed more outfits fast or else I was going to have to go shopping.
The first Aurthi I made I also used for my Mystery Challenge. It’s the Dress version, Asymmetric Hem, Square neckline. Stenzo Spring Birds on one side Farbenmix Hearts Poplin on the other.
Next up I shortened the Asymmetric version for a tunic. The pattern comes with tunic pattern pieces but for this one I just took some out of the length. This side is a Stenzo Butterfly print I purchased from Loiseau Fabrics.
The opposite side of the tunic in grey and pink Stenzo stars from Mabel Madison.
This is the dress version with the round hemline done in Verhees Flowery Fans Poplin from Mabel Madison. My daughter has a huge thing for fans right now. She picked out this print for me to order and wanted a dress right away so it was a no brainer.
The other side is a Japanese Import print with black sparkly butterflies from Bunny’s Designs.
I made these a 5T even though she measures a 4T. I wanted to use some of my nicer fabric on these and I want them to last through the winter for layering.
I truly love the Tikatuly Aurthi. I didn’t even use all of the options. There are instructions for colorblocking, and adding ruffles or trim. Another way I have used this pattern is to make it in a holiday fabric on one side and non-holiday on the other that way the dress still gets wear once the holiday season passes.
You can also check out the unlined denim version I made last year where I stenciled with bleach.
Make sure to check out Sew Not Perfect and visit the other amazing bloggers participating in the tour to see what versatile patterns they sewed up!
1Pattern:3Ways Tour Schedule & Links
- July 10 Creative Counselor & Sew-Not-Perfect
- July 14 Sew Starly
- July 17 From-a-box
- July 21 create 3.5
- July 24 Rebel & Malice
- July 28 Sew-Not-Perfect
- July 31 Lulu & Celeste
- Aug 04 Bee Quilted Beauties
- Aug 07 Hattilu Handmade