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Have you ever had a pattern fail then saw someone in that pattern and it looked so cute it made you want to re-evaluate the pattern? The Alice Top/Dress was that pattern for me. Well it's happened before.. Simplicity 8414, Simplicity 1080, New Look 6467 to name a few.


The remember seeing the Alice Dress by Tessuti Fabrics for the first time on Pinterest, but I don't think there was a link to the pattern. Months later, I happened upon the pattern and couldn't wait to make it. I struggled a bit with figuring out the sizing (it was early in my sewing journey). The pattern is in Austrian sizing and in centimeters and it doesn't have finished garment measurements. So I went with a medium since that's typically my size. It was too big. I made it a second time in a small but it was also too big. In both versions, I struggled with easing the arm bands in due to the arm bands being too big.