Three years ago I was introduced to PDF patterns and I bought several from various designers, not really knowing the quality of the patterns since I was new to sewing apparel. I also started to learn hand smocking and some heirloom sewing about the same time and have gradually learned proper sewing techniques. This helped me know how to find the pattern designers who really "knew their stuff." There are very few designers that I will purchase patterns from now and Puperita patterns is one. Puperita patterns are professionally graded, include accurate measurement charts, have proper pattern markings, and are just top-notch patterns. Owner, Annalisa, is very sweet and helpful if you have any questions. She has superb customer service!
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I chose pink check cotton woven for the bodice lining and pocket accent since I knew it would match her pink boots just perfectly. She loves wearing her boots and they actually look cute with this dress design. There is enough ease for the dress to slide over the head and for a shirt to be worn underneath.
The details on this dress just make it so darling! Emma is a pocket-loving girl and this dress has 5 pockets so she is in Heaven. If you haven't sewn a pattern with pockets before don't let it intimidate you. Annalisa's tutorial is very thorough and they are really easy to sew!
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