Added Apr 16, 2013
I messed up my New Year’s resolution not to buy more fabric unless I had made 2 projects from stash fabric when I went to the stitching show at the NEC in Birmingham at the end of March. I didn’t buy an awful lot, but I bought more than I needed! The only way to redeem this is to get it made up – quickly, before it joins the stash!
This John Kaldor print cotton was spotted by Daughter no2 who fancied a dress from a 1970’s Simplicity pattern (8777). The pattern is pretty simple, a little shirt-dress with optional sleeves, which she optioned out of. We shortened the dress by 10cm and took in quite a bit on the sides and shaped the centre back a little more to give it some shape. The result is a dress she really loves, and I can see will be used a lot in the (hopefully) coming summer. The buttons were from my stash.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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