Considering I have had the privilege of meeting so many people through Tenderfeet Stitches, I thought I should share more about myself. I am Amanda, the motivation behind TFS. My love for sewing ...
Considering I have had the privilege of meeting so many people through Tenderfeet Stitches, I thought I should share more about myself. I am Amanda, the motivation behind TFS. My love for sewing began when I was just a child and my mother made me the perfect little 80's play outfit with what I dubbed an "air conditioning" built in. It had this atrociously cute feature of knotted bows adorning the back. I was so proud to wear that get-up and explain to everyone, whether they asked or not, the true function of the open back design. At this young age I wasn't allowed to use her Phaff machine or the antique Singer with it's big wheel and peddle, but I was intrigued by how they worked and how they helped her make such lovable things. I took up a needle and thread and would go to work on scraps of fabric with shoddy embroidery work. After high school, I joined the United States Air Force and one of my first larger purchases was a sewing machine and enough fabric to look like a hoarder. I didn't even own a cell phone or a computer yet. I went to work on a quilt I never finish, but many more successful projects followed. After marriage, came our baby girl. When she was born I took up sewing children's clothing. I wasn't very good at it because I am a bit stubborn and prefer to learn things the hard way. Within a few years I had it down to my own science and was on the hunt for better patterns. When I couldn't find what I was looking for I began the journey of designing my own. It has been a thrilling journey, one in which, I have met some amazing people. I opened Tenderfeet Stitches on Etsy as soon as I discovered the existence of such a fabulous DIYer's haven. Since then, I have started teaching classes at a local fabric store, The Quilter's Market. I really love sharing that feeling I get when I successfully complete a garment. I can only hope that my children will discover the same joy and love within the things I create and that I can pass on the tools to others so that they may share such feelings with those they love.
This listing is NOT for a finished garment, it is for a PDF file.
Level: Suggested for BOLD Beginners on up
Imagine this dress hanging in the shabby little closet of a chic Paris loft overlooking LeSeine with the noises of the river blowing in through the window and every kitchen cabinet stocked with Nutella and croissants. This dress has an air that sets it above any other pillowcase dress, yet it still embraces the sweetness of youth. Make it, love it, maybe let your kids wear it and then place it back into that classy little closet.
This tutorial includes easy sew instructions for the pictured dress. The PDF file is packed full of photos and step-by-step instructions that will make the creation of this dress seem too easy.
Baby Girl Sizes: 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 9-12m, 12-18m, 18- 24m
Toddler Girl Sizes: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T
Big Girl Sizes: 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11/12
Available in two lengths: dress and top for all sizes except 0-9m.
Optional neckline ruffle
Three trim options: a band, a ruffle or both
Elastic at the chest for a contoured silhouette, no shirring required
Tips for shirring in place of the chest elastic
Many strap options: elastic neckline with bows, traditional shoulder ties or bows tied at the back.
Best Fit Charts for determining the perfect size for every child
This tutorial is permitted for use to make garments to sell, on a small scale.
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