Category Archives: Dresses

No. 10 Ebony Dress

Clothing has taken a back seat around here for quite a while now, but there’s stash to be used up, and, someday, maybe, clothes will be needed again. I have been eyeing *Wool&’s Rowena merino dress for quite a while, … Continue reading

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An Easy, but Meh, Dress

This dress, sewn from Vogue 1250, started out as some kind of cycling garment — you know, bike-into-town with the idea of dressing “less cyclist” and more “townie”. There’s a dime sewn into a tiny pocket at the inner center … Continue reading

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ABdPM 40033: Tank Dress With Contrast Skirt

This is another pattern from the wonderful French company Au Bonheur des Petites Mains.  Here’s my dress: And here’s ABdPM’s version (from their defunct website):: This pattern didn’t come in the box-style case of my previous ABdPM patterns; instead there … Continue reading

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Twister Dress

OK, it’s completely wacky, but how could I resist?  It’s the BurdaStyle Twister Dress.  There is only one pattern piece; it’s placed on the fold of your fabric.  Here’s what the pattern looks like: The angle at the extreme left … Continue reading

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Tunic/Tank Dress from BaseWear One Pattern 622

I’d originally planned to make a wrap jacket as part of my Threads wardrobe plan, but changed my mind, and decided to make a couple of  sleeveless tunics instead, figuring that I’d get much more use out of them in … Continue reading

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Making a Reversible Tank

Trena asked me to share my method for making reversible sleeveless tops like the ones in my wardrobe plan.  I’m glad she did, because when I sat down to make the one right after her request, I completely blanked on … Continue reading

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Christine Jonson Princess Dress 1117

I looooove this dress!  When Carolyn posted about getting ready to make it (and about Christine’s pattern offer, which, alas, I assume is over), I finally was inspired to experiment with a CJ pattern.  I’m so glad Carolyn gave me … Continue reading

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Vogue 1192

So I’m spending this year getting fit, and I’ve decided that I’m tired of wearing boxy, over-sized clothes that look good in theory, but pretty awful on actual bodies.  Now I want clothes that are shaped like me, not like … Continue reading

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Vogue 1088 and Burda 7658

I love the look of Vogue 1088, but the back of the top, not so much. That’s because there is no top at “back of the top”.  Although my hatred for bras exceeds nearly every other prejudice I hold, this … Continue reading

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Butterick 4790 Vintage Dress

I love bias binding. Yes, it’s nuts, but it’s true; I’ve always loved applying it and finishing off raw edges so neatly. You can see that this pattern’s appeal to me is obvious. And then there’s the construction — so … Continue reading

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