RuLo:: George and Ginger Pattern Release

George and Ginger released their first pattern of the year yesterday, and this baby is chock full of options.  I made four versions during testing, and I feel like there's SO much more I can do with the pattern! Introducing the RuLo

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Get out those sweater knits, because the RuLo is perfect for it.  I started with this blue cut from a  Sincerely Rylee mystery box (I also saw some cute tester versions from double brushed poly). 

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This is the dress length, with the basic sleeves, and ruffle shoulder accent.  

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When the patter was first previewed, we were all going crazy about the bell sleeves (myself included!).  But when these shoulder accent ruffles started coming off people's sewing machines, I realized I had way underestimated this option-- it's so stinkin' cute.  Make sure you choose a fabric that has a nice-looking wrong side (my pet peeve on something like this is a gorgeously printed right side, with a glaringly white wrong side, haha).  

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The body of the the dress/tunic/top/crop options is more fitted at the bust and flares out from there, so I didn't have to make any maternity modifications.  Perfect! Because this baby is coming any day now ;) 

Next, I made the top length in a sweater knit from Pretty Posh Prints.  It's brushed and ridiculously soft. 

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This is the full bell sleeve (as opposed to my next make, where you can see the top of the sleeve and the bell part of the sleeve are two different pieces).  You can include the ties on this one (like me), or leave the bell open.  The ties are a great option if you're annoyed about the bell sleeve swinging around and getting in the way when you're working.  

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Then this is the cropped version! I never thought I'd want to make the cropped, except I noticed how cute it was styled with a tank underneath.  Obviously, you could also pair it with a high-waisted skirt or pants, but I really like it like this.  

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This is the single tiered bell sleeve.  There are also options to have a double or triple bell.  Those are next on my list! 

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This sweater knit (and the next one)  are from my local JoAnn.  

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Lastly, this is the dolman body.  I told you this pattern was chock full-- not just the crazy amount of sleeve options, but also two totally different body options as well! The dolman is designed to be more over-sized than the regular body (size down if you want, or embrace the loose, boho look!).  

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The dolman was also designed to be used with the single bell option.  This one is a super fast make.  I'm planning on bringing this one to the hospital to wear home after baby, along with some leggings-- I think it'll be comfy and gracefully forgiving.  

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There are a few more options that I didn't cover (dress length, split hem ruffle, the multi-level tiers), so make sure you check out the listing photos!  With all these mix and match choices, this pattern is a crazy bargain, especially if you pick it up this week for the special release price! Get yours here and make sure to join the George + Ginger Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting happenings to come with New York Fashion Week around the corner! 

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