Last week we added two new patterns to the shop… Daphne and Mama Daphne! If you’ve been in any clothing store lately or follow fashion trends online, you know that off-the-shoulder is back!!! I’ve always been a huge fan of this style. It’s fun, flirty, and perfect for summer!
These patterns have been in the works for a long time now and I’m so excited to share them with the PDF world!
Daphne is loaded with options in a wide size range (see chart below).
Choose from a full ruffle or flirty shoulder flutters. Top length or add a skirt with elastic casing. There are 2 skirt lengths included for you: dress and maxi. Tie straps included, or check out the blog for fixed straps!
Let’s talk fabric selection!! You can use either light-weight, drapey wovens or knit. I love love LOVE rayon challis on this one. It drapes beautifully over the body and is light and airy. Peach skin, voile, chiffon, chambray, lawn, etc. will also work nicely. You can also use quilting cotton for the girls version (not recommended for Mama Daphne). For knit, this is lovely in rayon spandex blends, jersey, and even lighter cotton lycras! Remember, the thicker the fabric, the more structure the garment will have. Meaning it will stick out from the body more.
For the ruffle and flutter versions, the arm holes are finished with bias or binding. You can use premade or make your own using the directions in the tutorial. The good news is, you only need a small amount, so it doesn’t take long to make matching bias tape if you want to go that route!! 🙂
Now to show off our gorgeous testers in all the various Daphne options…
Lets start out with the Full Ruffle.
Dress Length (hits above the knee):
Maxi Length (hits at ankle for smaller sizes and just above ground on larger):
I have to give a shout out to our friend, Liesel, who made these Daphne/Lillian mash-up! It’s Daphne on top and Lillian romper shorts on the bottom with only a small modification to the pattern pieces! Read her blog post so you can make your own ADORABLE Daphne/Lillian mash up!! Ooooh the options!!
That’s a wrap on Daphne! Check out the Mama Daphne Round Up here!