Mod Tumble Tee Dress + pattern giveaway *now closed*

The Crafty Kitty | Mod Tumble Tee Dress [tumble tee tour]

The tumble tee tour is starting today, and I am kicking things off, alongside Sew Sweetness! I was one of the testers for the tumble tee pattern and last time I made an organic knit dress, with colour blocking as per the original pattern! I mixed things up a little bit for my tour version and I switched up the colour blocking to create a bodice piece out of organic stretch jersey in purple maxi dots and for the bottom of the dress I used organic, fairtrade denim in purple, both from my shop: Stitch Organics.

“the tumble tee is a colour-blocked knit dress with built in cap sleeves and an easy fit. with both dress and shirt lengths, as well as multiple seam finishing options, it is easily customized. whether you wear your tumble tee with jeans, shorts, leggings, or as comfy pj’s or a nightgown, this pattern is sure to be a wardrobe staple for years to come”

The tumble tee pattern is available, to purchase, for digital download from the imagine gnats shop.

The Crafty Kitty | Mod Tumble Tee Dress [tumble tee tour]I was convinced last time, that I should have included pockets and so I promised myself I would definitely add some for the tour. These aren’t your every day inseam pockets though, oh no! I have seen these little circle pockets popping up a lot and I really love the look! I amended the bottom half of the dress, to include the cut out for the pocket and then I added an extra pocket piece cut out of the organic stretch jersey in purple maxi dots. There have been a few of these pockets in Ottobre, so I was able to just use that to sketch it out. I used lime green organic ribbing to finish off the front of the pocket and I used contrast organic cotton top stitching in shade #4803 (lemon), to secure the pocket back. I used the same lime green organic ribbing to finish the sleeves and the neck. When I attached the ribbing, I used the overlocker and trimmed 1/4″ off of the raw edges, before folding over the binding and stitching in the ditch to secure it!

The Crafty Kitty | Mod Tumble Tee Dress [tumble tee tour]You can see the back of the dress here and also another angle on the pocket. For the hem, I overlocked the raw edge, ironed this 1/4″ over and then folded and ironed a further 1″. I used a double line of contrast stitching to secure the hem.

The Crafty Kitty | Mod Tumble Tee Dress [tumble tee tour]I actually made the size 4 again, forgetting that Lily had grown since I made the last one. The fit is great at the moment, and hopefully I can get a little more wear out of the dress, by putting it over the top of leggings over the winter! Thankfully Lily is also as enamored with this dress as I am!

Giveaway

Rachael, has kindly given me, a copy of her tumble tee digital pattern to giveaway! Just leave a comment below! You can get extra entries for:

  1. Liking The Crafty Kitty on Facebook
  2. Liking Imagine Gnats on Facebook
  3. Liking Stitch Organics on Facebook

leave one comment for each

The giveaway will close at the end of the tour and the winner will be notified by email and announced on the blog!

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I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made! Check out the rest of the schedule:

5th August Sew Sweetness & The Crafty Kitty

6th August One Girl Circus & luvinthemommyhood

7th August Sew Delicious & Living with Punks

8th August girl like the sea & Suburbia Soup

9th August Buzzmills & Miss Matatabi

12th August Alida Makes & Max California

13th August Crafterhours & Kitschy Coo

14th August La Inglesita & sew chibi

15th August EmmylouBeeDoo & LBG Studio

16th August Petit a Petit and Family & girl. Inspired

37 thoughts on “Mod Tumble Tee Dress + pattern giveaway *now closed*

  1. Ros
    August 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Gorgeous fabrics and the green trim and yellow stitching add that pop! Love it :)

  2. August 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    love it SO much!! those circle pockets are SO fabulous. gah! and the denim with the knit? genius!

  3. August 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I love this version! Super cool!

  4. August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Looks like it was a purple polka dot kind of a day! I love the dress and the pockets are just darling!

  5. August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    i like The Crafty Kitty on Facebook

  6. August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    like Imagine Gnats on Facebook

  7. August 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    like stitched Organics on Facebook

  8. Randi Wells
    August 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I love how you made this dress! And those pockets are great!

  9. Randi Wells
    August 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I liked the Craft Kitty on FB.

  10. Randi Wells
    August 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I like Imagine Gnats on FB:)

  11. Randi Wells
    August 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    And I like Stitch Organics on FB too :)

  12. August 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Love the circle pockets

  13. August 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I like imagine gnats on fb

  14. paperpenguinnicki bane
    August 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    wow I love your dress!

  15. August 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    So, did you notice that you and Sara at Sew Sweetness both used the same fabric for this tour today? What were the chances of that? They both look totally fabulous.

  16. August 6, 2013 at 4:03 am

    love the easy shape of this top and the size ranges!

  17. August 6, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I like The Crafty kitty on FB

  18. August 6, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I like Stitch Organics on FB

  19. August 6, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I like imagine gnats on FB

  20. August 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Gorgeous!

  21. August 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Love your dress, especially the colours! And your model makes it look stunning!!

  22. Katie
    August 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    The colour combination is great.

  23. Katie
    August 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I like imagine gnats on FB

  24. Catherine
    August 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Love it with the dress!!

  25. Catherine
    August 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I like you on FB!

  26. Catherine
    August 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I like imagine gnats on FB

  27. Catherine
    August 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I like Stitch Organics on FB!

  28. August 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. August 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I like the CK on FB-karrie smith

  30. August 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I liked IG on FB

  31. August 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I like SO on FB

  32. erinkeith
    August 16, 2013 at 12:04 am

    What a great take on this pattern, I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. erinkeith
    August 16, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Liked Crafty Kitty on facebook!

  34. erinkeith
    August 16, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Like Imagine Gnats on FB as well!