From Muslin to Dress (almost….)

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The Update:

The dress in not quite done yet. I have neck, arms and hem to complete.  Using the muslin made a big difference in fit and style decisions.  The fabric is fabulous!

I might do a small cap sleeve – not sure yet.

The Muslin:

After many, many years of sewing, I have discovered a new love of making a muslin first. This is a great way to get the feel of the pattern, make adjustments as you go all before toughing the fashion fabric.  I also helps a lot if I am between two choices of fabric.

The pattern is Vogue 8871 and the beautiful fabric from Mood is Digital Print Poly/Neoprene Blue/White/ Floral.

Softly Pleated Dress

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This is Pamela’s Pattern #115 – Softly Pleated Dress.  This was a joy to make.  The dress has lovely pleats at the waist .  The pattern has quite a few selections of sleeves and necklines so the possibilities are really almost endless.  The fabric is a drapey knit that was a breeze to sew.  The fabric was purchased at Steve’s Sewing & Vacuum in King of Prussia, PA.  I already have plans to make another dress with this pattern.  Spring is on the way….soon!

Softly Pleated Dress:

Pattern: Pamela’s Pattern #115 Softly Pleated Dress

Fabric: Black/White knit from Steve’s Sewing and Vacuum, King of Prussia, PA