A line

I’m always cold in the Bay Area, so instead of wishing the weather to be warmer by wearing lightweight cotton dresses, I have decided to be more practical and start making things in flannel and wool. This dress is a wearable muslin I made from an inexpensive cotton flannel that I had in my fabric [...]

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  For my sister’s birthday, I decided to make her a dress. Since she’s tiny, I jumped at the chance to bust out some of my smaller sized patterns (I covet size 18′s for myself) with a mod 1960′s silhouette. We decided on Simplicity 7072, which is a simple A line shift with French darts [...]

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I’ve had this pattern for years, and always liked its mix of 1960′s modern A-line shapes mixed with a more old-fashioned tailoring and elegance: I made view 2 with the longer length sleeve from view 1 in a basic poly-cotton twill.   The bow at the front is black satin, and I added a self [...]

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