Thursday, December 4, 2014

Free Dress Pattern!!!

Hey ya'll!  I just wanted to let you know I have decided to offer a dress pattern for free!

It's this one:

Just be aware that the pattern is only one size.  I have not yet graded this into different sizes.  The size is a Small/Medium I'd say?   

Finished garment measurements are:

Bust: About 35inches
Waist: About 27inches
Hip: Would fit any body shape as it's a circle skirt.   

It has 5/8ths inch seam allowances.  Though if you wanted to make it a little larger you could sew it at 3/8ths and it would give you an extra 1 inch in the width measurements.

*There are a few things you'll want to know about downloading the free pattern.  (You can just print it at home!)

1- I just created a pdf document to share.  I used google drive, or google docs.  I am not very tech savvy, but just know it's just a free no string attached google drive document I've made public for people to use.  Here is the link:

2- There are little plus signs you will line up on the corners of the pages.  The pages are also numbered and labeled by row. 

Your printer should not change the scale or you will have the wrong size when you print this pattern! (Make sure it's set to print at 100% scale, not more or less or it will change the size.)

You then can just tape it together.  Make sure you do so on a flat surface so everything lines up correctly. 

4- It's made for thinner jersey knits.  Though I think it could work in any number of knits, I'd kind of like to see what it looks like in Ponte de Roma for winter! 

5- There are no instructions, so you'll want to know how to assemble a very simple dart-less knit pattern.

6- You'll want to sew this with a stretch stitch or a serger, and hem the neckline, sleeves and skirt with a double needle (or a coverstitch machine, which if you have one lucky you!).  Though since it's such a wide circle skirt you don't need the hem (of the skirt) to be able to stretch, but a straight stitch might make thinner knits all wobbly like.  

7- Make sure as you tape your pages together all the lines line up correctly and smoothly and you'll be good to go!

I have one small favor.  If you print this up and make it and like it, will you leave me a comment?

If you share it on your blog will you leave me a link in the comments?

You don't have to...  I would really appreciate it if you did though!

I'd also love to see pictures of it.

So again, if you do make it, share your thoughts with me!

*Note, I am sharing this for home or personal use only.  Feel free to make it and give it as a gift, but please don't sell use finished dresses made from this pattern.  Thanks!  

Merry Christmas!


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