The next pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection we sewed was the Alice Top & Dress pattern. This delightful woven top and dress pattern has tons of options and was just right for our oldest model for this project, Annie.
Special thanks to Kalli June Photography for the beautiful photography of my kids in this post.
Alice is an A-line shape dress or top with deep ruffle detail over the shoulder. The dress has curved front seam with inseam pockets and fastens with an invisible zipper. The top has keyhole back neck fastening. Both can be made with or without sleeves and ruffles. ALICE is named after the fictional character from ALICE in Wonderland. The story really brings to life a personality that we almost feel we know. Her curiosity and sense of adventure still inspire people over a century later. A modern day ALICE would definitely wear these frills on a modern day escapade.
The first Alice top we sewed for Annie is the top version. We sewed a size 10 top length. The ruffle and full length sleeves were used.
The Alice pattern can be sewn in 14 different sizes from 12 M to 13 years. The pattern has both photos and illustrations. It is fairly easy to construct, and we love all the different options. Annie has requested a dress version next!
We added the Just 1 More Chapter graphic design to this Alice Top for our Ode to Eric Carle story. It’s probably the PERFECT design for Annie as she is a very avid reader!
The fabric of this Alice top is an up cycled bed sheet! We decided it was MUCH more cost effective to buy a bunch of white clothes and sheets to make this Ode to Eric Carle story. This happens to have a discreet white on white stripe and makes it so chic looking.
After determining the fit was right for this Alice Top, we sewed up another on using Snowy Owl in Marine from the Tundra fabric collection at Hawthorne Supply Co. We chose to get it printed on rayon sateen, and frankly, this is a substrate I’ll be getting for myself next! It is so silky soft, has a delicate sheen, and the most delightful drape you can ever imagine! It’s perfect for the ruffles on this Alice Top.
There were two slight changes we made to this Alice Top. We didn’t order quite enough fabric, so we made elbow length sleeves instead of full length. The other change was making the back close with a tie rather than a button closure for extra drama! And we had to piece the ruffle instead of use a continuous piece. But the fabric drapes so nicely, that you can’t see the seams in the ruffle on the finished top at all!
This top paired perfectly with the Novella Pinafore from the Project Lounge Library collection. Annie played the part of Wendy for our Never Leaving Neverland story. She’s just the right size and right amount of “mother” to pull it off perfectly!
Grab the Alice Top & Dress pattern here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Find the Just 1 More Chapter graphic design here in the Project Run & Play shop.
Read our review of the Bookish Beanie pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
Find out more about the Prose and Poetry pattern from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
See the cute Story Pattern we sewed from the Project Lounge Library collection here.
Check out our review of the Novella Pattern, part of the Project Lounge Library collection, here.
Find the entire Project Lounge Library collection here.