Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of ...
Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of Textiles and Product Design. When my son finished school and moved to the USA I decided to start my own business and do what I love best; draft patterns and teach beginners and advanced sewers how to make their projects look professional. I hope you enjoy my patterns and instruction. Now we followed our boy to the US and I get to sew in the beautiful Californian sunshine!View all patterns by designer (53) »
Please note this is the US letter format. For the European A4 format please visit the listing : The Lily Dress - European A4 format.
The Lily dress has a cute feature bow and my super easy 'Megan' pockets. The rouleaux loop fastening at the back and three box pleats in the front make this simple design extra special. If you are a true beginner you can leave out the rouleaux loop and just cut the back pattern on the fold. The pleats should just allow enough space to fit the head through.
Whether you are an expert or just starting out the video tutorial will make it very clear what you have to do. If you are unsure if you can handle this pattern then simply watch the video to reassure yourself before you purchase the pattern. And for all those of you that love to keep all instruction neatly in a folder,my instructions booklet contains page after page with photo's just to make doubly sure you know what to do.
The instructions for the bow and pockets can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyg-GQsPS8s (Bow instructions)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50FX7oV1nv0 (Pockets / Part of Megan's dress)
This pattern was a real hit in my sewing courses and has been adapted and changed to make some stunning dresses. I would be delighted if you send me a picture of the dress you have made for my photo gallery.
The pattern is available for immediate download so you can get started straight away.
None of my patterns are multi sized so there is one size per file, this saves a lot of paper and confusion as to which line you have to cut.
Every pattern is hand drafted and then imported into a CAD program to make sure you have a pattern that fits and looks good too! No pattern is automatically graded or computer generated with software. Having trained as a tailor 30 years ago I know that pattern generating software can never replace the skill of a pattern drafted by hand. Try my patterns and you will love the fit. No loose armholes that are cut too low or sleeves that hang of the shoulder.
The Lily pattern pack includes:
A pattern in PDF format ready to print on regular letter size paper with assembly instructions
Detailed step by step photo tutorial
Detailed video instructions on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb4djAutmDg
To make the dress a serger is an advantage but it can be done without.
If you want to reproduce this dress for your own small business I would be delighted.
Please note that the patterns I design are not to be used for larger scale production.
Age 1-2: Chest 54.5 cm / 21.5"
Age 2-3: Chest 56.0 cm / 22.0"
Age 3-4: Chest 57.2 cm / 22.7"
Age 4-5: Chest 58.4 cm / 23.0"
Age 5-6: Chest 61.0 cm / 24.0"