Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Hampton High Low Top & Dress by Simple Life Pattern Company

Simple Life Pattern Company is currently celebrating 5 years and just released two new knit patterns (on sale) along with a site-wide sale!  I was able to test one of these new patterns and can’t wait to share it with you all.

Hampton’s High Low Top & Dress is a gorgeous knit pattern loaded with options.   The sizing runs from 2T up to size 12 with gathered or circle skirts in top, knee and maxi lengths, both with high low options.  The high low skirt has a unique spin as it is shorter on the sides while still being longer in the back.  In addition to a sleeveless bodice there are sleeves offered in either a short puffed sleeve or a long bishop sleeve.  You can choose the solid back or the cut-out back to dress this up even more.  My daughter’s measurements fell into size 6 in all areas so there were no size modifications needed.  The bodice is fully lined giving it a clean professional inside finish.  This is listed as an advanced beginner sew with directions that are very clear and easy to follow.  I sewed up two dresses and love them both!

The first dress I sewed up has the long sleeve, cut-out back and high low circle skirt.  I used a stretch velvet that I bought on clearance (score!) at Hobby Lobby this winter.

The second dress I sewed up is also using the cut-out back and high low circle skirt but with short puffed sleeves instead.  I chose to hem this one with white bias tape instead of a traditional hem to give a little pop of bright white when she twirls.  For this dress I used a double brushed poly from Knitpop that makes me long for summer and fresh strawberries!

The pattern is on sale 20% off through February 17 along with the other new releases.  All other patterns (excluding new releases) are 40% off with coupon code CELEBRATE.  I love Hampton’s so much and definitely plan to grab a few more patterns in the sale.  If you buy this pattern (or the others!) on sale let us know what you think!

**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE TESTING PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**

 

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