Tag Archives: Summer dress

Lekala Reversible Dress

I’m thrilled to share this unique and easy to make reversible dress with you! This is Lekala pattern 4545. Lekala patterns are made to fit your personal measurements, so it’s fun and easy to make a dress and know that … Continue reading

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Hiking Trail Plaid and Lace Dress

On this sunny spring weekend, I went on a great hike and photoshoot with two friends. I was told by my friend who just got a brand new camera, to come all “dolled up” so that she could practice taking photos. … Continue reading

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Put a Cuna Bird on It!

The sewing challenge for the month of April at “The Monthly Stitch” is to “Put a Bird on It”. What would I do? After thinking about it for a few weeks, I came up with an idea. I dug around until … Continue reading

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Fancy Franken Frock

Say that three times fast! I’ve had this fabric in my stash for several years, and so it was great to have the opportunity to sew something up with it. I had a wonderfully creative time cutting into this embroidered … Continue reading

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Chillin’ with the frogs!

This is the second version of Lekala Dress #4282. It’s a cute summer dress, with interesting darts on the center front seam of the bodice and a pleated skirt. This unusually striped fabric was purchased from the local thrift store and has … Continue reading

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Preparations for More Hawthorns

I took a sewing lesson on Craftsy for fitting a muslin and I have been practicing. First, I decided to make a muslin and adjust it to fit as I had learned. “Sew the Perfect Fit” by Lynda Maynard guides you through … Continue reading

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New Fabrics for Colette Hawthorn Dress

Here are some lightweight, cool, 100% cotton fabrics that I can use for making a Colette Hawthorn summer dresses. Now that I have made the muslins for two uniquely sized women, I’m anxious to start sewing up the real thing … Continue reading

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