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McCall’s 7431

I had such high hopes for this dress because I LOVED this border print black and white fabric, but after completing the project, the dress feels too bold for my taste. Maybe it’s the bell sleeves or the front lacing or the piping or dizzying stripe? Maybe it’s all of it combined. Some aspect of this design pushed it over the edge into crazyville and now I’m having second thoughts. Let’s back up… This incredible geometric…

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Sewaholic Harwood Dress

So I have mixed feelings about this dress. It’s the Sewaholic Harwood Dress that was released a few years ago, View A. The fabric is a rayon from Joann and the orange piping comes from silk crepe scraps. The colors and flowers feel a little 1930s/40s to me and combined with this style it has a kind of vague 40’s housedress feel. But that’s not my issue, I actually really like the print. But the fabric, combined…

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Grainline Farrow Dress v2.0

This is my second Grainline Farrow Dress and it might be my favorite make so far this year! I sewed View B this time, except I shortened the sleeves. I bought this gorgeous Japanese double-gauze from The Cloth Pocket (it’s sadly sold out now). To best utilize this fantastic print I had to fussy cut all the pieces which meant I didn’t have enough room for the full-length sleeves. That’s fine because the shorter sleeves…

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Closet Case Charlie Caftan

This is my long awaited Closet Case Charlie Caftan. I say long awaited because I bought this rayon at The Cloth Pocket last year and cut out the pieces last summer but didn’t finish the dress until December. It’s little late for summer wear but I can pair it with tights, a scarf, and my Lupin jacket and it works for winter, too. This lightweight rayon is pretty sheer. I’m wearing a full-length beige slip underneath which…

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Closet Case Patterns Ebony Dress

My serger is currently on the fritz so I haven’t been sewing as much, and what I have been sewing are gifts. And since I can’t really share those, I guess I’ll catch up on a few unblogged projects… This is the Ebony knit Dress by Closet Case Patterns. I made View A with the scoop neck of View B. I sewed this dress as a sample for my new class at The Cloth Pocket in…

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Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress

So apparently this pattern is really popular right now but I hadn’t even heard of the company until recently. A number of indie pattern companies were hosting sales to benefit Harvey relief and that’s how I found Chalk and Notch. I liked the Fringe’s casual modern design so I bought a copy. The fabric is a Japanese cotton from The Cloth Pocket (no longer available, unfortunately). It’s very soft and finely woven but wrinkles terribly….

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Grainline Farrow Dress

This is the Grainline Farrow Dress pattern that I sewed a sample for my new class at the Cloth Pocket. I wanted a dress pattern that would be simple enough for true beginner garment sewists. Beginners often have a difficult time with bias binding around curved edges like armholes. This dress uses facings for the neck and armholes which are much easier to sew if you’re a newbie. The dress went together quickly. Instructions were good…

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True Bias Southport Dress

Summer is in full swing here in Texas. Time for some sun dresses! This is the Southport Dress by True Bias Patterns. I’m a little late on the Southport bandwagon but I’m so glad I hopped on. This is a great little dress! I made the short version without any major changes. This cotton stripe chambray came from a swap and was leftover from my Oceanside shorts. I liked the stripe so much that I chose…

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