Sunday, 18 September 2016

MaaiDesign Blog Tour - The Bondi Top Pattern Hack

Hello Everyone!

I'm thrilled to be part of the MaaiDesign blog tour again!  This time highlighting a gorgeous new range of rayon fabrics "See You At Six". 

This fabric is not only gorgeous, but was really lovely to sew.  It did not come out of the wash all wrinkly and held creases when ironed beautifully.  I didn't even need to pin the hem once I'd ironed up the hem allowance... yay!

Can we talk about how great the drape is??  So flattering and soft to wear.  I'm a big fan!

To make the most of this soft comfy fabric I made The Bondi Top by Sew To Grow into a dress.  I've made 3 of these tops and love them.  To turn it into a dress I simply made it longer, yep it was just that easy!  I also added patch pockets, because when aren't pockets a good idea?!   

I used French Seams because fabric as lovely as this deserved a nice seam finish! 

I am so happy with how the dress turned out!  I've styled it a couple of different ways but know I will also be wearing it with tights and a scarf for winter.  Don't you just love pieces that work for all seasons?!

Pockets!  They make everything better in my book!

I love how The Bondi Top is longer in the back,
I kept it that way for the dress too.
I love it belted, looks a little more dressy! 
Forgive the shifty side eye I'm giving the cat!

This is how I wore the dress the day
Hubs took the pics as it was still a bit chilly!


So you can enjoy the delicious drapey goodness MaaiDesign is offering you a 10% discount on the See You At Six collection from 12th – 30th September 2016.  Simply use the code: seeyouatsix.

Be sure to check out the other fabulous creations with the See You At Six rayon:


12th of September: Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack
13th of September: Kate from Sewing With Kate
14th of September: Nicola from Create.nic
15th of September: Anna from Blogless Anna
16th of September: Caroline from Usefulbox
17th of September: Suz from Sewpony
18th of September: Allison from The Tall Mama
19th of September: Toni from Make It Perfect
20th of September: Suzanne from Dressed in Pretty Little Things
21st of September: Natalie from Sew Outnumbered
22nd of September: Jenya from While She Was Sleeping
23rd of September: Maaike from MaaiDesign


  1. Looks really nice Allison, I hope you'll get a lot of wear out of your new dress. Thank you so much for being on this blog tour!

    1. Thank you for inviting me to be part of your blog tour! The fabric is divine and I know I will be living in this dress! x Allison

  2. That looks really easy to wear and really nice! Winner!!

    1. It is! How great is this fabric?! x Allison

  3. I absolutely love this version of the top :) It turns into a pretty awesome dress!

  4. Hi Allison!

    What a beautiful dress! I love how versatile it is and how many looks you can create with it just by switching accessories. Great job!

    x Caroline

    1. Thank you so much Caroline! I am loving this dress and have already worn it a lot. x Allison

  5. What a versatile style and great fabric/print!