A little back story on me-- I’m Tami the WAHM (work at home mom) behind Dunk-n-Fluff and now my newest project- Love Notions Sewing Patterns. Sewing has been a part of my world since I was a kid and ...
A little back story on me-- I’m Tami the WAHM (work at home mom) behind Dunk-n-Fluff and now my newest project- Love Notions Sewing Patterns. Sewing has been a part of my world since I was a kid and my grandma helped me sew a pair of pajamas for camp one summer. My mom and my grandma both sew and I grew up around them sewing for me and my sisters. When my daughter Mallory was born in 2004 I started cloth diapering her and got hooked in that world (did you know there was a world devoted to cloth diapers? There really is and it’s BIG).
Using cloth diapers naturally led me to wanting to make my own as well as clothing that fit nicely over that big cloth diaper booty. And the rest is history. Since 2004 I have been sewing cloth diapers and custom children’s clothing. In my DnF business I use a lot of patterns from other designers as well as Ottobre patterns. If you’re not familiar with Ottobre, check them out! They offer a magazine subscription that comes out quarterly with amazing inspiration and the patterns to go along with it.
Through the years though I’ve developed a few of my own designs and I’m now at a point where I’d like to start offering them as pdf patterns for sale. My style is fun, a little funky (but not too much funk), easy to wear and easy to sew. Mostly, my designs will be using various knit fabrics since that’s what I’m most comfortable with and it’s a niche in the pattern world I feel where there is room for me and my take on childrenswear.
The Tuxedo Dress is just about the perfect dress for any occasion and all sizes! Two necklines, 5 sleeve styles, in-seam pockets and ruffle hem variations will ensure you'll never make the same dress twice. The Tuxedo Dress is a simple a-line dress meant for knit fabrics and great for beginners as well as experienced sewists. Available in sizes 6 months through girls' size 14.
Included are two neckline views: crew and bib, 5 sleeve styles: cap, puff, bell, 3/4 and long, instructions to add in-seam pockets and instructions to add a ruffled hem.
Instant downloadable pdf pattern contains 24 pages of pattern pieces, two pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers, a cutting guide, and 13 pages of bright and clear step by step color photos. The tutorial has been optimized for most tablets with click or touchable links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pages of pattern pieces and use your tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper! Alternatively, you may print the whole 41 page document.
**NEW** With this pattern you now have the ability to print just your desired size(s)!! When you open up the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) you wish to print. Please be sure to keep the "Leave Selected" layer selected at all times.
Updated 7/2/15: This pattern has been reformatted for trimless + layers assembly!