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Like a Sadie

Added Jan 19, 2013

by prettysewing...

George, South Af...






This beautiful soft floral cotton-blend was on my to-sew-list for a while… but I was indecisive what to match it with! By chance a piece of navy lace ended with this floral in the stash…and I realised that navy was my perfect match :) I found a very high quality navy knit. and was super excited to start sewing! Next the pattern… the Sadie has been a favourite of mine ever since I first saw it… but whoops… it was December holidays and I was without my usual office and printing facilities… but I really REALLY wanted to make a Sadie… so I had to draft the pattern myself (I’m no good at this!!!). I’ve based the knit top on the Lydia t-shirt.. with some modifications (sleeveless, shirring for a V-shape) and draft the skirt pattern myself. I love the combined textures and patterns in one dress (it is one dress – not so visible with the belt I’m wearing here!). It was fun holiday sewing (and wearing)!! Its not exactly the same as the Sadie.. I’d try the real pattern sometime soon, but for now its like a Sadie!

Material Notes

Cotton blend, knit




Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 19, 2013, 01.00 PMby RedDynamica

    do you know the point & pivot ruler? eileen lewis : google easy patternmaking! this is what i’m using. it is excellent

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      Jan 19, 2013, 06.39 PMby prettysewinggirl

      oh wow!! Thanks for sharing this =) I must say the Internet is my best resource!!!! not many classes offered here in my town, and those that are available are very basic :( I’d love to progress to a more intermediate level with my sewing this year!! Thanks again for this advice on patternmaking – what an awesome resource!! happy sewing!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 11.56 AMby RedDynamica

    your sewing skills are excellent!

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      Jan 19, 2013, 12.50 PMby prettysewinggirl

      ah you are too kind! I have my fair share of struggle at times though! but thanks for the vote of confidence – I’m planning on attending some classes this year for some more skills :)

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    Jan 19, 2013, 10.38 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely skirt!! The fabrics fab x

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      Jan 19, 2013, 12.49 PMby prettysewinggirl

      ah thank you :) it was quite high quality fabric – that always help for a great outcome :)

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