- Lingerie Set- self drafted pattern (already started on these) using this pattern I drafted in August of 2013
- Wool Jersey Dress-pattern to be self drafted
- Boyfriend Jeans- pattern to be self drafted
- Silk Shirt- need to find a pattern for this *update, this top from Oliver and S
- Blue Floral Rayon Shirt- a UFO from last September, all that remains is the neckband and hem, vintage pattern
- Blue Rayon Maxi Dress- Simplicity 3745, lengthened
- Striped T-Shirt- Deer and Doe free plantain top, modified
- Jean Skirt-using this tutorial
- Tye Dye Tank Top-pattern to be self drafted
- Tile Print Pencil Skirt- Burda Jenny Skirt
- Yellow Eyelet Sundress- a UFO from two summers ago, need to figure out the bust fit on this one
- Gingham Swimsuit- pattern to be self drafted
- Polka Dot Rayon Dress- UfO from this contest, pattern self drafted
- Summer PJs- pattern TBD, perhaps use this Jane Pattern
- Orange Rayon Dress- UFO from this contest, self drafted pattern
- Plaid Wool Challis Dress- self drafted pattern
Whew that is a lot of sewing and a bit of knitting next winter too. I think it is manageable though. Just a few each month, and many are partially done already. My sewing goals this year are to finish all of my UFOs!..and to draft some new patterns for jeans, a swimsuit, a top and a dress. I am going to be a busy bee this year 🙂
Suddenly I decided I need a new sun dress. I just love gingham its such a classic print. I am really glad its currently fashionable again.
Hooray for my finished dress!
Well I am very happy with it. Here’s my review from pattern review. If you are a member feel free to vote for my entry! If not, you should join, pattern review is awesome and a great resource for all things sewing related.
Pattern Description: A fabulously easy dress that is a great basic with some nice design details and a beautiful neckline. The easy design allows easy design and fitting adaptations. Try to replace the front and back tuck with a princess seam if you would like a more fitted look and eliminate the pockets for a less sporty and more simplistic and sleek version.
Pattern Sizing: 34-46, I made the 42
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes but I changed the skirt to a circle skirt.
Were the instructions easy to follow? i didn’t really use them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The fit, this bodice fit me perfectly as drafted with no alterations necessary. I liked the neckline and he midriff band.
Fabric Used: White cotton eyelet. Fully lined in white cotton batiste.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Many they are as follows
1. lengthened the midriff band about 3 inches
2. lowered the back neckline to make it more summer friendly
3. changed the skirt given to a circle skirt, self drafted from this tutorial Click Here
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes great pattern so well drafted, and the circle skirt tutorial on the by hand London site is great also!
Conclusion: This is my entry for the Little White Dress Contest. The first photo is my beach styling shot, next I styled my LWD for school and errands, last up is my evening look!
I have made a little deal with myself to sew only free patterns this year to keep sewing costs down and to explore all the awesome free sewing patterns out there. So I decided to enter the LWD contest and put my resolve to the test. I even have a pinterest board with free pattern links on it, free pattern board. So far I am pleased, this pattern was great. I almost always have to alter patterns with the big 4, but did not here. I love the fit and my new dress seems quite versatile. I have already thought of many more ways to wear it!
You see my planning board Click Here on my blog.