sugar city

September 9th, 2008

If you don’t know about the two talented ladies from Sugar City Journal, now you do. They make ridiculously stylish and modern and cute and functional clothes for their kids. And I have been waiting patiently for their patterns to be published. Luckily, I was first in line when they came out and snatched up the pattern for the village frock dress. I’m hoping it will become my little girl’s chirstmas dress. And I was thinking about making it in velvet (or velvette) but the more I think about it the more expensive it sounds. And I’m guess velvet is hard. Any suggestions?

The picture is the packaging (duh). It’s made out of a paper bag and stitched at the sides. On the pattern itself it says, “you are a sewing genius.” Yeah! And here’s the back of the package because it’s as nice as the front.

Posted in inspiration, sewing.

20 Responses to sugar city

  1. marné says:

    This is so great, I’m a sucker for clever packaging.

    Cotton Velveteen probably wouldn’t be too hard, and it would be so cute!

  2. erin says:

    oh, i so want that pattern. i just don’t think my girls will wear it – silly girls!

  3. Jo says:

    I snapped this pattern up too! My daughter is way too old for it, but it was one of those patterns I just had to have. So, look out all the little girls that I know!

    I will also try to adapt it to an adult size for my sister. Shouldn’t be too ambitious I hope….

  4. Mom says:

    I too would say velveteen. Not too hard to work with; I may even have made you a dress from the same stuff.

  5. The packaging itself is darling enough to want to place an order. The dress pattern is sold out! It is really adorable, although the thought of sewing with velvet is just out of my league! Good luck in your sewing adventures (be sure to share your finished product with us!).

  6. Cindy says:

    That is some gorgeous packaging – can’t wait to see the end product.

  7. Allison says:

    Just make sure you don’t use the silk/nylon velvet, it is impossible to even sew a straight square with. Go for cotton velvet for sure.
    Sugar City Melissa once made a little yellow dress from what looks like velvet. It is not the same, but there is still some gathering and what not, so I’m sure you could manage for the Village Frock.
    Here is a link to the dress I am talking about

  8. Oooh – thanks for the intro to sugar city. I took the liberty of ordering the Simple Servant frock for Isadora. Can’t wait to get my own super-cool pack in the mail.

  9. tams says:

    that packaging is so stinking cute!
    love it.

  10. It's Lily says:

    well, that’s just the cutest looking package! Shoot, I would buy the pattern just for the package.

  11. leslie says:

    that is the cutest packaging I have ever seen. how clever to stitch the paper bag.

  12. iHanna says:

    Talk about nice packing!

  13. Beth says:

    I remember you talking about this the other night. Very cool! I love the crazy animal on the sticker too. Good luck with the sewing; I’m not one for sewing clothes so I don’t have any advice, but I look forward to seeing it when complete. Good luck! ps. Thanks for the book recommendation – It’s on hold for me (12 of 12 in line, however).

  14. ruby says:

    I got mine in too! That pattern and dress (and packaging) are all to die for! I can’t wait to see your dress when you get to it!!!

  15. Caroline says:

    Didn’t you (Meg) have a purple or red velvet dress as a small girl? I kinda remember that. With white lace. That would be a mom thing to add :)

  16. can’t wait to see it sewn up. you could use cotton sateen in red. it would be shiny/fancy, comfy and easy to sew with.

  17. alison says:

    I would second the suggestion to use cotton velveteen, or another option if you can find some is to use “no-wale” corderoy, like velveteen but even easier to sew

  18. jan says:

    I saw your blog on “katiedid” and I follow a blog that JUST got the same pattern “little village frock” You’ll want to take a look. She made 2, one with cotton, and one with ?velvet? She’s amazing….and her pictures are great. Thought you’d like to take a look. Her website is Enjoy! If that lik doesn’t work, go to my site and click on “MADE” link on the left. Have fun!

  19. kurklin says:

    I adore this pattern – I have three large sons, all of whom would look silly in this, but I love it just the same. I think that all of the gathering would be impossible with velvet. It might work to do the body in velvet and the other in a cotton or linen, although that might also be tricky. How about a shimmery pink/coral?

  20. dana says:

    I loved the packaging too. I can’t wait to see how your version turns out!
    I’m sure it will be adorable in velvet. My only concern would be the gathering of the yoke and sleeves. I made one version with a suiting material that was semi-thick and it didn’t work in the gathered spots. So if the velvet isn’t too thick, you’d probably be fine. I found that linen and cotton were best though.
    Good luck with your creation!