The thoughts, sewing projects, and fabric oglings of a dedicated sewist.

New dress

DJ, a new client, glimpsed one of the dresses in my book Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt when we were discussing skirt options and immediately fell in love.  Here she is in her new dress:

This dress is super flattering and easy to wear. DJ's dress is made with Amy Butler cotton quilting fabrics - Lotus Morning Glory in Linen for the main fabric and Lotus Full Moon Polka Dot in Cherry for the contrasting fabric in the ruffle and tie.  It has a hidden side zipper and can be made with or without the waist tie.  The dress allows for many variations - short hem ruffle, long hem ruffle, plain hem band; ruffle or tie or band at the empire waist; ruffle or plain sleeve band.  You can play around with contrasting fabrics or leave it simple . . . . so many possibilities! 

The pattern can also be made to tunic/blouse length with the same range of variations.  Here are a couple of examples:

This was made with red Kona fabric from Hancock's and Heather Bailey Popgarden Zag Stripe in Turquoise, leftover from another project.  This next tunic was made with fabric I found on the clearance table at Hancock's:

These pieces are great examples of why I love Kay Whitt's patterns so much - simple, versatile, and stylish with plenty of room to bring your creativity to the process.
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