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Summer Sewing Challenge - Express Yourself in Linen

Red/Black Linen Sheath Dress

Jul 01, 2009
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I developed the pattern for this dress using PatternMaster Boutique, using the “double princess sheath” style, and then modified the pattern for better fit, using the CAD program (Pattern Editor) included with PMB.  The linen fabric is underlined with silk organza to minimize wrinkling, and the dress is fully lined with Bemberg. 

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  1. User avater Scheri January 4th

    This is gorgeous...what a beautiful fit.

  2. User avater joi October 3rd

    you did a bang-up job on this one. great work

  3. Emmapaula August 12th

    What an exquisite creation! Good luck.

  4. User avater rabaile August 11th

    EVERY SINGLE DETAIL (the matching of the plaids, the attention to detail, the style and the FIT) are PERFECTAMUNDO -- no small feat! :O)

  5. cjbauman464 July 27th

    beautiful Dress. fits very well. Great design

  6. WisconsinJenny July 27th

    this will be gorgeous after it is washed and faded a bit!

  7. shehog3 July 16th

    This is a technical work of art. Kudos on the fit and fashion of this garment, beautiful.

  8. User avater imeldashoequeen July 14th

    THis is absolutely stunning. Your attention to matching up the horizontal stripes and the proportions of the vertical stripes is just boggling. How on earth did you manage all the matching? How long did it take to construct? You have made an absolutely beautiful job and it suits you very well.

  9. Esmarelda July 13th

    What a superb job you have done! Your fabric would be a very difficult one to work with due to all the lines that have to match up perfectly........which you have done.
    Absolutely beautiful!

  10. silknmore July 10th

    The fit is spectacular. Congratulations.

  11. User avater Love_it July 9th

    Great design and fit. I can't see the dart control but I can see the beautiful fabric/color choice which is awesome. BUT the most impressive in your attention to detail in matching your plaids. Fantastic job. If you do not teach you should and teach plaid matching and dart control. You have a great talent. Thank you for sharing.

  12. User avater lynnewill July 3rd

    A really lovely fit on this dress. Very nice job. Where did you find the linen?

  13. Stormee July 2nd

    It is really beautiful, I have the PMB also and have designed quite a few items with it. Great work.

  14. User avater Milana July 1st

    Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! Great work!!
    I`m brand new here and I have no idea even how to use my sewing machine yet, (I need someone to teach me)but I love the idea of sewing and have tons of patterns so I can start making things for my 3 year old daughter.
    What a great inspiration this is!

  15. User avater maggyblack July 1st

    What a beautiful dress! I love it!

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