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A-line Tops and Dresses for Girls


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You asked for it - a style that is wearable,versatile, and ADORABLE! This classic A-line can be made in top, shift, or dress lengths in sizes ranging from 6 months to 8 years, and is just perfect for customization with applique or embroidery. With lots of photos and detailed illustrations, this eBook takes you through the steps of making a fully lined "couture-quality" garment. Surprisingly, this method is actually much easier than making an A-line with facings - there are less pieces to cut out, no seams to finish, and no hemming! Since all the loose threads and raw edges are hidden within the garment, you can even make an A-line that is reversible! You may be wondering how Carla managed to fit full-sized patterns in the confines of letter-sized paper. This eBook actually contains a series of bodice templates that you will use to create your own pattern in the length you desire. You'll be amazed at how fun and easy it is! Best of all, you can make new patterns in different sizes as you need them! In addition, this eBook contains important tips on fabric selection and finishing. Also provided are several different fastener options, including buttons, snaps, and ribbon ties. And, of course, patterns to make A-lines for dollies are included. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Straight stitch Sew on snaps or make a buttonhole SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS newborn to 8 years

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2 cuts of fabric, 0.5 yard to 1.5 yard each (depending on size and length)
  • Buttons, ribbons, or snaps for closure.
  • yardstick and wide paper (giftwrap works well)

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Scientific Seamstress
Scientific Seamstress
Molecular biologist turned patternmaker - that is me, CarlaC. I'm mama to a sweet little boy named Louie and wife to an amazing chef named Delmar. I spend my days doing interesting experiments with beautiful fabrics. My life is my lab!!!