I LOVE testing for Rabbit Rabbit Creations. Jasmin always has wonderful designs that go together beautifully. So happy I could be a part of the testing process for the infamous Hummingbird Dress.
Pattern Name: Hummingbird Dress
Designer: Rabbit Rabbit Creations
Pattern Description: PDF pattern, Tea length dress with thin straps and elastic back waistband. Has three different skirt fullness options as well as optional flutter sleeves. More seen here https://www.etsy.com/listing/187902112/hummingbird-dress-girls-summer-dress-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_5
Pattern cost: $7.00 a GREAT value in my opinion.
Pattern Sizing: girls' sizes 1-12
Size Made: Size 1 and size 2. Size 1 is a perfect fit, size 2 is a little big and has room to grow.
Model's Measurements: height-32", chest-18 1/4", waist-17 1/2", hips-20"
Did it look like the photo/drawing advertised once you were done sewing with it? Yep
Dealing with the pattern: Only 3 pages to print out. Easy to tape together - only front and back bodice provided. Measurements given for straps and skirt pieces.
Level of difficulty: easy depending in the fabric your are working with. Special occasion fabrics up to difficulty level.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Amazing!! This dress in so easy to make and the instructions/photos make even a beginner successful. The bodice goes together relatively quickly, then you just add the skirt/s.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that there are so many style options for this dress. It can be a super casual, cotton top, or a fancy, flowy tea length dress. Everything in between is possible too!
Fabric Used: multiple versions made - mostly used quilting weight cotton for the bodice and any combination of quilting cotton, charmuese or chiffon for the skirt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Aside from chopping one version down to a top, none. It doesn't need any alterations!! Can also be lengthened to a maxi.
Would you sew it again? Yes!
Would you recommend it to others? Highly recommended. You need to make some, not one :-)
Conclusion: This is my new go-to summer top/dress pattern.
This is the Something Special version. It has a two layered, full skirt. Made of poly chiffon upcycled from a women's dress.
This is the Dress-up version. I just did one layer skirt in poly charmuese as well as flutter sleeves. I didn't quite understand the flutter sleeve directions during testing so these didn't turn out so well.... I won't give up though. I'll try again soon!