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brilliant free angela kane pattern frock

Added Nov 27, 2010

by gillthecat

Perth, Australia






this is a great pattern free from a lovely lady called angela kane the pattern is great so quick easy and easy to adjust i made 2 of these this is second after i shortened the top part and the result is great fits super well im so pleased with it, looks so different in every fabric, i didnt do pockets as this fabrisc was tiny, and i must stress this pattern uses hardly any fabric,, anyhow will get round to posting other in du=e course thanks again angela kane !! oh and from start to finish an hour and a half tops !!

Material Notes

2 dollar vintage cotton super soft and jolly




Garment Type


angela kane

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    Aug 22, 2011, 11.27 AMby ruthieg101

    Hi, I love the print you used! I have watched Angela’s videos and wasn’t sure about the denim, but you have put a new slant on the pattern. Can I be cheeky and ask you which size pattern you used and did you have to alter it to fit, and how did you alter it if you did. I ask because I need the Medium pattern for hips and bust, but my waist measurement is 4.5 inches bigger. Any tips you may have, and other members would be fantastic!

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      Aug 24, 2011, 12.15 AMby gillthecat

      hey there thanks ive made 3 or is it 4 versions of this, i made medium im a 12 but i have very short torso, so what i did is cut bodice out of crappy fabric, just quick sew it with big stitches easier to unpick then see where it doesnt work, i folded pattern at the bit that says adjust pattern here, hence makinh it shorter, thn did same on my mock up, then i found it bit bunched at back so i just cut it bit smaller, so in the end i had perfect fit,,thats my tip make it up standard first then go back and adjust bodice till your happy then make in nice fabric,, just make sure if you alter bodice make the side seams match on the skirt part so the side seam on top matches the bottom,, hope this helps, its a lovely dress and uses very little fabric.. i might just make another x ps to enlarge same idea but then you could start with the bigger pattern and reduce

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    Apr 21, 2011, 01.01 PMby sallyjmcleod

    So……..I google learn to sew, find the Angela Kane youtube videos….go to her website, follow a link to this website, find the pinafore pattern I’ve just down loaded…..and guess who I see wearing it!!!!! I haven’t stopped giggling for about half an hour!!!!!

    I have a couple of problems in getting started….one, I am clueless, two, I dont have a sewing machine!!! But I am determined to have a go!!! Is this a good pattern for me to start with…bearing in mind I dont have a clue?!

    Oh and I can’t believe how many clothes you have made….you are super woman!!!!

    Still giggling!!! Have a great Easter and will see you soon to pick your brain!!!!

    Sally xxx

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      Apr 21, 2011, 01.41 PMby gillthecat

      hey sall how funny is that,, its a great pattern easy,, but some sewing knowledge prob required.. try maybe something without zips,,i have made that dress 4 times i love it but for a new sewer id say practice on couple more simple items like,, maybe look at starting with maddie clothes, less daunting and quick,, angela kane is great she has some simple things on her site,, also go look up ottobre magazine, its dutch and kids clothes are lovely and the instructions are great, you can order it in english online,,also craftymammas website has back issues and some nice fabric,, i started with kids clothes really great place to start and fun,,my email is gillcordiner@iinet.net.au email me if i can help,, glad i made you laugh

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.40 PMby carolinat

    great dress! I love the tree picture! best picture on the whole site!

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      Dec 9, 2010, 12.45 AMby gillthecat

      hey glad it made you smile x

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    Nov 28, 2010, 07.49 AMby gdac

    Looks awesome.. I was thinking of doing this in denim but it looks great in a print…. and the time it took makes me think it is definately the dress I have to make next!

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      Nov 28, 2010, 08.25 AMby gillthecat

      its easy peasy lots darts but nice to adjust i am making another 2 !!

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    Nov 27, 2010, 01.35 PMby Angela Kane

    I forgot to say, thank you for all the praise you have heaped upon me. It encourages me to post more free patterns.

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    Nov 27, 2010, 01.32 PMby Angela Kane

    Terrific little dress. It so illustrates that a simple design can look like a totally different garment when made up in other fabrics.

    To me the fabric is the key to every garment. I always start with the fabric and then consider the pattern.

    As promised I’ll sign you up for a Free One Year Membership to my site and you can have a go at all my patterns. Soon, more in_depth video tutorials will be appearing, just for members.

    To qualify, you need to edit your project and add the ‘based on’ link (good for my profile) then contact me through my profile sending me your email address.

    Lastly, I’m not amused that you are basking in the Australian sunshine. We are in the depths of a severe cold snap here in London, what it is more I have just moved house and we have no heating! I think you should keep such pictures to yourself :)

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    Nov 27, 2010, 05.50 AMby nishavinod2009

    very good!

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