Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Introducing: The Miss Adeline Dress/Top e-Pattern

This dress/top is so easy, yet can be so elegant. A perfect play dress or an Easter Dress...it's all up to you and the fabrics you choose. This was actually our daughter's Easter Dress from last year. Yes, I've been working on this pattern off and on for the past year. And, since it was sleeveless, the pattern couldn't be launched in the midst of freezing cold and 20" of snow. lol
The best part of the Miss Adeline is that you are assured of a great fit, because you will use a great fitting shirt as the template for your pattern. The dress/top has a lined bodice and a back button/loop or tie closure.
With this pattern drafting knowledge you can make this pattern for any size, infant-adult.
From the pattern you can choose the length of the bodice (empire or at the waist), and length of the skirt. Make a tunic or a dress by simply changing the measurements. To gain extra wearing time, we make a waist length bodice and a near ankle length skirt. If the dress made it through the season without damage ;), it can be worn the following year as an empire waist, just below the knee dress.
The techniques within this pattern are not meant to teach sewing in the “traditional” sense, but to help you create garments in a quick, yet stylish way.
We've made the dress in the picture with a double layer skirt and added a floral trim on top of the waist seam.

Happy Sewing!


  1. I think, I love this pattern, Just need to have a better Fabric for this. or you can choose couple Fabric samples here. fabricsamples.com

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  3. Sam,
    Thank you for the kind commments. We love it, too.
    You can use as many/few fabrics in this dress as you'd like. In the one pictured, we used 3. We like to get fabric/color inspiration at http://www.woodensoldier.com
    I followed your link to fabric choices, but saw many fabric groups with swatches, not anything specific...pretty stuff though.
    Thanks again.


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