Sunday, August 07, 2016

Pattern launch: the Tulip Dress and Top

Today is a very special day for us: we're finally launching our Tulip Dress/Top pattern!

For those who haven't been reading along the past weeks, a little recapitulation! Tulip is a pdf sewing pattern for girls between 1 and 10 years old (sizes 80 - 140). The tulip petals and the gathered skirt add a special touch to this garment. It invites you to play with different fabrics/colors and with piping. You can choose between a dress and a top version, and between a closure with buttons or a blind zipper. 
The detailed instructions come with clear pictures so even beginners can make their own Tulip. More experienced seamstresses find a summary of the instructions so they don't have to read through all the steps.

The day of the photoshoot it was raining cats and dogs, but our little models made the sun shine!
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Babette is wearing the dress in the smallest size, size 80 (or 1yo). It closes with kamsnaps in the back. We chose for the Yucca Cenote voile by Cloud9, bought at Aster&Emma.


Eloise is showing the dress in size 104 (4yo), in the same fabric but a different color of piping. 

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Hanne is wearing the top in size 110 (5yo) in Lotte Martens’ Aspius fabric (a leftover from Livs communion dress).

Loes got a dress in size 128 (8yo), the tulip petals in yellow cotton fabric and the gathered skirt in the same cotton fabric with a layer of lace fabric over it. By leaving the piping out, the dress is an extra fast sew!

Liv wears the top in size 134 (9yo). The gathered skirt is made in the Yucca voile, the tulip petals are plain yellow and pink cotton with a leftover of the lace fabric over it. We used the same yellow and pink fabrics for the back. Playing with colors and fabrics makes your Tulip extra special! 
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I made hundreds of pictures and choosing the best out of them was a very tough job. I ended with a selection of 70 pictures. You can see them all in this slideshow!

The pdf pattern and its instructions are for sale FROM NOW ON for 7 euros in the Kaatjenaaisels-shop! We are working on an English translation, release date planned for October!

Tulips features are:
  • 12 sizes: 80 to 140 (1yo to 10yo)
  •  top or dress
  • blind zipper or button closure 
  • pdf-pattern, seam allowance included
  • option to only print the size you need
  • tested by 16 beginner to experienced seamstresses
  • instructions with clear pictures
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Sixteen lovely seamstresses tested the pattern for us and helped us to optimize the instructions. The coming days they will show you their beautiful Tulips in the Tulip blogtour!

10/8⎮ Lily&Woody ▲ Woohoo by Davina ▲ Bambiblauw
12/8Khadetjes ▲ gastblogger Aukje ▲ Blanche ▲ Emma & Mona  

If you'd like to purchase the pattern, the voucher code HAPPYTULIP (in capital letters, valid until 14/8) gives  you 10% off in the shop


  1. Congrats and well done :) I bet it feels wonderful to see a child wearing a garment that once was just an idea :)

  2. Oh wow! Congratulations! What an accomplishment! {{high five}}


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