Monday, August 24, 2015

Pattern Hack: The Allie Oop

Ever since the Allie Oop by Brownie Goose was released earlier this summer, I was totally in love! This pattern is not only very sweet and simple but its enclosed gathering seams make it pretty inside and out. 
I had made 3 Allie Oops already and was ready for more. This time I decided to add one of my favorite details for little girls clothing: a Peter Pan Collar. I also thought it would look great with cap sleeves so I said why not? and went for it. One of the most beautiful details of the original pattern is the front neckline and ties and wanted to make sure to preserve them, so I very carefully attached the collar and made sure to stay within the seam allowance so not to alter it at all. I added cap sleeves and enclosed them in the bodice so it remained very clean on the inside. The overall result really wowed me. I chose Michael Miller's Swan Lake and coordinating bitty floral to achieve exactly the look I dreamed of. This was a fantastic experience, I am extremely pleased. 
Brownie Goose Allie Oop pattern is available here: Allie Oop by Brownie Goose
I paired this beautiful top with: Olivia Bloomers by Made for Mermaids