Added Feb 22, 2010
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The beauty of making clothes is that a pattern is a block of myriad possibilities. There is so much potential locked in these patterns, we are excited to show you a new way to look at them. Interspersed with our new patterns, we will be showing you RESTYLED patterns from the past. Today we kick it off with the restyled Shakira dress.
Shakira was our first ever plus-size pattern. We’ve gone back into the vaults to give this old pattern a bold new look with contemporary revisions. Available in sizes 46-60, the simple tunic-like shape makes this a versatile pattern for alterations- envision it shortened to the length of a shirt, or make an apron with the pattern pieces like one of our users has done. We removed the sleeves all together, shortened the length and cinched the waist for a fresh look.
Check out the video for a behind the scenes look!
Cotton Jacquard, stretch cotton, interfacing, buttons
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
Meet this seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our digital pattern drafting course!
Pattern of the Week
This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events
The results are in! Check out our winning submission.
Daydream about fall sewing with boho layers, oversized jackets, and a leopard pencil skirt.
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