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The Amelia Dress Pattern by Green Bee is one of my newer favorites.
Simple construction makes for an uncomplicated sewing project.
Shown below is the long version, falls just below the knee, in a linen cotton blend.
Bias cut fabric allows the dress to move with you. The fitted waist is flattering without being too tight. Invisible zipper closure in the back. The pattern also includes directions on sewing an exposed zipper.
This version is the shorter length falling above the knee.
The Amelia dress has pockets! This grey example is on display at the shop sewn by the lovely Leah.
See you soon!
by April, Photos by Hannah
These are just some of the new arrivals this week. Enjoy!
These three lovely blue Japanese bolts make me swoon. Loving the traditional colors and prints.
This batch is a line from Moda called S’more love. Cute owls!
Shown above are a few of Denyse Schmidt’s latest from her line “Florence”. The bundles below are lovely precuts, just a bit from every pattern and colorway in this line.
This next batch are some of my favorites. Love me a good crosshatch, it is not quite a solid but can act like one, just giving a bit of texture. There are a few from Robert Kaufman (top two), which are printed with the pattern on the bias. The cute birds and other cross hatches are from Timeless treasures. Those cross hatch fabrics are printed straight on grain.
And last but certainly not least are Cross hatch flannels. I know it still might be a bit hot outside to be thinking about Flannels (cooler weather is just around the corner). These are such wonderful colors, and super soft too. The color on the far left is named “Kiss”. I would love to sport some pjs with that namesake.
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Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.
Serendipity Studios Diane Kimono Dress is such a versatile pattern. Dolman sleeves and cross over bodice is flattering on all types of body shapes and sizes.
The dress slips on over the head, no zippers to fuss with. I have seen versions of this dress where elastic is substituted for the drawstring.
Shown below is the knee length with added arm bands for sleeve length and some color contrast.
This dress is on display at the shop if you want to stop by and give it a look. The fabric is from Amy butler in lovely Voile weight cotton.
A note in my experience with these patterns is that they are designed for the average size lady. I am tall girl and found that the knee length version of the kimono dress is much further above the knee.
I like this pattern so much I made two! The second version is the above ankle length (for me it is more of a mid calf), the drawstring is in the side seam instead of up front and center.
The scale of the pattern pieces provide a great opportunity to show off some larger scale prints. The fabric requirements are broken down into different sections allowing one to combine a variety of different prints if desired. The options for length include tunic, knee and above ankle length. A fuller, tiered skirt version is also included in the pattern.
The Boutique Chic line of patterns from Serendipity Studios are such a gem in our pattern selection. We carry almost all of their patterns. They are all designed with simple construction in mind, and classic style.
Great for Beginners!