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 (39) »
Your girl will love this dress which can be worn all year round. It has dainty elasticated puff sleeves which are simple to make. The back has an adorable v-neck which you can adorn with a bow or button. Because the front has a yoke you can mix and match fabrics to create a variety of fun looks. In the autumn and winter I would use a heavier cotton or even wool and style the dress with woolly tights and a long sleeved t-shirt.
I also created a video to show you how to do the adorable crossover look in the gallery.
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 (attached to size 2) contains page after page with photo's just to make doubly sure you know what to do.
The pattern is available for immediate download so you can get started straight away.
Your pattern comes with all the sizes - 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
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 Millie pattern pack includes:
A pattern in PDF format ready to print on regular A4 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.