A little while ago I showed you a white dress I made for Kid No 2. But of course Kids 1 and 3 also needed new dresses for summer.
In total I made three Geranium Dresses. I made them all assembly-line-style, so they are all the same, except for [...]
For those of you here for the sewing, I ‘ll have some dresses up soon. But first I wanted to look at something that I discussed in my last post on why it makes economic sense for indie pattern makers to extend their size ranges.
Imagine you are a pattern maker. You have a great design all worked out. But what sizes should you include in your pattern?
You might start by looking at what other pattern makers are doing. Then you might look at
Nothing says summer like girls in white dresses.
So for the last day of school, and beginning of summer, everyone got a new white dress. Well, except Kid No 2, but he’s more of a summer shorts fan anyway.
This is the first of three dresses, and it’s made with the cutest print. Who doesn’t love [...]
While I was writing up my list of Independent Sewing Patterns for the Plus-Sized Sewist, one of the things I noticed was how different everyone’s sizing system was. And the larger the pattern sizes available, the more the systems varied from pattern maker to pattern maker.
I have recently seen so many gorgeous knit maxi dresses on the web, that I thought it was time I made one too. I was especially impressed by a number of dresses made by some curvier ladies, that looked amazing. So after some mulling over, I decided to use the Moneta dress pattern by Colette Patterns.
Having trouble locating a long-arm quilter who works close by? I’ve complied a list of Canadian long-arm quilting services. I’ll be adding as I go, so check back soon.
I haven’t tried them all, so I can’t vouch for them. If you know of any others, or have had a good experience with any, please [...]
Shannon is a Canadian sewing, quilting and stitching blogger living in Montreal. Also mother of four.
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