This lined, sleeveless A-line dress pattern includes three color blocked front options, all of them giving a retro feel. The A-line sleeveless shift shape instantly evokes the idea of the late 1960s when color and design were bold fashion choices for young women. All of the designs are inspired by modern art. There's also a fourth option… you can also use the front lining piece to make a plain front to embroider or trim as desired.
This pattern is a great way to gain confidence in sewing curved seams and lining garments. Instructions are given for buttons/buttonholes, snaps or Velcro (R) back closure.
To add even more value, the pattern includes a tutorial for drafting your own color blocked design using the lining pattern pieces provided.
This PDF pattern contains full instructions on how to make each of the pictured dresses, full sized computer drawn pattern pieces, plus a comprehensive tutorial explaining how to create your own original color block design. The tutorial shows you how to break up a pattern piece into smaller parts with curved and straight edges and how to add seam allowances and notches. You can use this tutorial to draft cheerleader outfits, Euro-style designs, appliques or picture style dresses. The only limit is your own creativity! My hope is that you will take this pattern, choose the options you like best, and come up with an original creation that's unique in every way.
Suggested Fabrics: Quilters cottons, cotton lawn, chambray, lightweight denim, polycotton
For one dress:
-Three toning fat quarters or the equivalent in scrap fabrics
-Quarter of a yard of lining fabric
-18" x 1" strip of lightweight fusible interfacing (optional)
-Velcro, buttons or snaps for back closure
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 53 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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