Sunday, January 18, 2015

"To Tie For" from Olive Ann Designs

To Tie For Dress, Size 1

I whipped up this dress before Christmas,
 but have been very busy with basketball season and other sewing adventures.  

"To Tie For" dress from Olive Ann Designs
Size 1

Owl print quilting cotton from Michael Miller

Thoughts on the pattern:
Easy, great beginner project.  No buttons or zippers.
The pockets need to be regraded to each size.  
One size pocket is included in the pattern that is to be used for a size 1 to size 6.  
On the larger sizes, it will look great, but on the smaller sizes, it overwhelms the dress.

I added piping to the neckline and ties. This is a lot of piping.  
Not an easy thing for a beginner.  Plus the seam allowance is 1/2".  

Great solution for hemming the dress by flipping up the lining and sewing it down.  
Piping that edge only stabilizes it further making a great hem.

Olive Ann Designs dress

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