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The Friendship Dress

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Friendship Dress
The Friendship Dress
The Friendship Dress
The Friendship Dress
The Friendship Dress
The Friendship Dress

Pattern Description:

Skill level: with bias tape: Beginner,
with created binding: Intermediate

What has fit, flare, and a whole lot of wow? The Friendship Dress! And
when she turns around and everyone oohs and ahs, you'll know this
is the dress you've been waiting for. Sweet 5 minute flowers on pins
complete the look. Instructions for creating your own binding are included.
Alternative instructions for using bias tape also included.

(c) 2012 Lilac Lane, LLC
All rights reserved. Written permission is required to copy and/or distribute copies of this pattern, whether or not you profit from it.

size/age height weight chest fabric A
2T 35" 33-36 lb 21" 11/2 yards
3T 38" 36-39 lb 211/2" 11/2 yards
4T 41" 39-42 lb 22" 11/2 yards
5T 431/2" 42-45 lb 23" 11/2 yards
6 451/2" 45-48 lb 25" 13/4 yards
7 48" 51-57 lb 26" 13/4 yards
8 501/2" 57-64 lb 27" 2 yards
10 53" 66-73 lb 28" 2 yards
Designed by Melissa Stramel
mstramel [!at]
(785) 443-0085

Fabric A from chart (above)
1 hook and eye fastener
3/4 yard accent (sash) fabric
1 pkg extra wide double fold bias tape (optional)
3/4 yard light woven interfacing such as Dream Weave

Frequently asked questions:

This looks complicated. Can I really sew it?
All patterns are labeled with a skill level. Beginner patterns are the simplest. Advanced beginner require motivation and some sewing experience. Intermediate patterns are a bit harder. Expert patterns are difficult.

All patterns contain a glossary, metric conversion chart and detailed instructions with illustrations to guide you through each step. Lilac Lane patterns have been praised for their thorough instructions.

May I sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns?
Absolutely! I am completely in favor of the indie community and helping to add to it where possible. If you have an at-home studio with items made solely by you, you may sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns. No manufacturing of the items is allowed and you may not copy or duplicate the pattern in any way. Each person who sews the pattern is required to buy their own copy.

If you do sell Lilac Lane items, please e-mail me a link to your shop. I would love to help promote your shop.

Can I sell Lilac Lane patterns?
Yes! Please e-mail me at mstramel [!at] or call (785)443-0085. After receiving a copy of your resale license, I will send you a code for 50% off all patterns in the shop. The code will only be honored if a resale license has been received first.

How can I make an outfit from an e-pattern? My printer isn't that big.
E-patterns come as a pdf file. The file is downloaded and opened with Adobe Acrobat, a free program which reads pdf's. The pattern pages have corner grids which you match up and tape together to create the full sized pattern pieces. The document must be printed as "full sized" or "do not shrink" and definitely not as "shrink to fit." There are 1" boxes located throughout the pattern pieces for you to measure and make sure you printed the pattern at full size.

An e-pattern for an outfit will contain between 20 and 45 pattern pages.

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About the designer

Hi! I'm Melissa Stramel. I'm a pattern designer, mostly of children's clothing. My company is called Lilac Lane and was started in 2008. You can visit my website or visit ...

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