I was recently chosen as a Brand Ambassador for Rebecca Page patterns and it’s kind of a dream job. I get to sew up lots of patterns from a designer I love before they are released?!? Yeah. I know. I’m cool.

Anyway, my first sew was the Riviera Ruffle. It comes in adult, kid, and doll size…so I went with kid because I had this awesome Michael Miller medallion fabric that is so bright and cheery….and when you live someplace where skies are pretty gray a lot, bright and cheery is nice šŸ˜‚

The pattern has options to have contrast side panels, ruffle or not, and flutter sleeves or not. In order to convince little Miss Char to wear it, I let her choose every option herself. So she picked all of them. At least she has strong faith in my sewing skills?

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Her measurements put her in a 3/4 for width so I cut a 5/6 length and graded in the sides for a slimmer fit. Not much growing room but fits like a glove.

I especially love that the sleeves and ruffle do not require gathering. Just magical sorcery to look so fluffy (or math. Whatever).
Plus, all seams on inside are French seams. So pretty and neat, no serger needed. Love it.

When I make another, I’d maybe serge the side ones instead of French seams there. I had a hard time getting those to look how I wanted. Or maybe I’d leave off the contrast…though it seems like it looks slimming for adult sizes to have them….tough call.

I can’t wait to make some more awesome Rebecca Page creations!!
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