Pattern Testing Cece Top and Dress

A while ago I got an email from a really sweet gal asking if I would like to pattern test for her. I've never been asked to test a pattern before and I was very flattered! So I replied with a very excited "YES" and very soon afterwards I was putting this pattern together. 

The instructions were very well written and I even learned how to sew up a top in a different fashion as well as install my first invisible zipper. My only problem? I couldn't stop making them! This pattern turned out so versatile! Add a collar. Sleeves. Make a dress. Add sleeves to that dress. So many different looks with the one pattern! :D

In the time limit, I made 3. With plans on making more. 

With the first one, I just looked at my fabric stash and this fabric was just screaming to be used! 

I chose to make it sleeveless (plea to Spring to hurry up!) and I used the option of a peter-pan collar.

I love what the trim adds to it!

Don't you love how serious my little girl is in that last one? 

With the second one, I chose to make another top, but we added sleeves so she could wear it to school alone. And again, added the peter-pan collar, cause I just love them. :D

Then we HAD to make a dress. With the fabric choice I just felt like it needed to have sleeves, but no collar. I love how it turned out!

The thing I didn't do with the dress is the invisible zipper. They didn't have any more at the store. Blah. But seriously look at the twirling factor of this skirt!

Are you just dying to know what the pattern is??? 
It's the Cece Top and Dress pattern by Popolok Designs

And the best part is how cheap it is! It comes in sizes 1-8 years and there are just so many variations! You should check out  Popolok Designs facebook  page to see all the other amazing looks too. And also check out her other awesome patterns! 

I loved pattern testing for Alviana, and hope that I get to do so again! :D


  1. I love the dress! This pattern looks adorable.

  2. Thanks lovely Karly! You are the pattern tester to be dream of by any designer. I just loved all of the version you make. You fabric choice and trim embellishment are brilliant. You are so in our team right now :D

  3. I love them all but the dress takes the cake! I tested the top only but I'm going to have to do up the skirt version too. My daughter would LOVE that twirl! Nice work!

  4. those are awesome!!! Love the cut and style and all the fabric and embellishment choices you made. Great Job!!!

  5. LOVE the tops and dress!! So adorable!! Great job! I came over from Nap time crafters link party. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. I ,ove the different fabric combinations you chose!! Great work'


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