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Monday, 31 July 2017

Kitty Dress - Indian style

I just finished the Kitty dress, see below, in an Indian style. The video above will show you how to make it and you can personalise it to suit your own particular tastes.


This pattern has it all. Tons of video support, 4 different length options, two pockets and a round collar yoke that you won't find anywhere else.
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If you need a bit of extra help with the yoke, follow the video below by Marina Brumpton at Frocks and Frolics.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Vivienne dress complete with video instructions from Frocks and Frolics

I made the Vivienne dress for my grand-daughter in a very pretty alphabet pattern material, cotton fabric. The red accents are from an over-sized tablecloth that I bought from Sainsbury's for Christmas last year.  It was so big (and such good value) that I had to cut quite a bit off to fit my table. I wish now that I had bought lots more of them because the colour is so rich and the fabric is beautiful.
I looked again at Easter for a yellow one, but sadly, there were none. Perhaps next year?

This size is for a one/two year old and has a circular skirt.  However, if you buy the pattern, you will discover that it is very versatile indeed.  The skirt is available as circular or box pleats and the bodice, with its panels, makes for almost endless varieties in pattern.

If you want to try the dress for yourself, just click on the Frocks and Frolics picture button on the right-hand side.  It will take you direct to the website where you can download the pattern and print it off for yourself.

Have fun and happy sewing!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A Blue Millie dress completed.

I finished a blue 'Millie pattern' dress using left over pieces of material I had from patchworking projects. The plain dark blue material was purchased from Ikea, but the spotty material is available in all good patchwork suppliers. Both materials are cotton.

You can purchase the pattern from Frocks and Frolics, see the button on the right hand side. That takes you direct to the website where you can download the pattern yourself. Also available are excellent video instructions, which you can follow from start to finish. Have fun!

This is the 1/2 size, but other sizes are available too.