This is the first dress I made custom for my girls. I’m offering the pattern for free if you’d like to give it a spin! It’s a fairly simple A Line dress, with or without sleeves. You can use ribbing on the collar and armholes or you can serge, and fold under.
You can use these patterns as you wish, I think they are pretty self explanatory. If not, Here’s the sew along in .pdf form, and in html.
I’m getting ready to start teaching again next week. I’m only scheduled for a 20% gig which means I teach one day a week. However there is a lot of start up time and things to get done so I can be cleared for duty by next week. I’m trying to get a new podcast out as well, hopefully this week.
I’m doing a lot of denial sewing, I’ve made like 8 of these dresses, they are super duper easy. I used some ready to wear concepts that I loved to draft these myself. You can make as many as you want, and they are wonderful to embellish! Have fun and I’ll ‘see’ you soon.
Hey, if you’re reading this why don’t you give me a call on my voice mail only line at 1-775-593-5136 and let me know what you’re working on and what you’d like to hear more of on the podcast!
Here are my samples of what I’ve done with this pattern. Click for larger views:
As jammies — I found if I cut it and don’t do much topstitching, they turned out as really easy nigthgowns! Using fabric with ‘tossed’ pictures also are good for night time wear.
As tops — I just cut them where I wanted them to fall. One turned into sort of a swing top, the other a more a line top. By cutting the front bodice below the chest, it looks more RTW (ready to wear) in my opinion. This first one I just serged the openings and straight stitched them down. I you had a coverstitcher these would be even faster LOL: