Gathered Front Bodice

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I finally landed on a design for my Tina Givens Fairy Bear fabric, and it will provide me with a few tutorials to share with you:
-Gathered Front Bodice (that’s this post!)
-Lined Bodice
-Whatever Else Pops Up šŸ˜‰

In this blog, I’ll be doing a tutorial for the design on the front of the dress:
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Oh My! What A Flattering Waistband

I couldn’t find any good brown fabric at JoAnn’s (and I have a gift card, so I wasn’t going to look anywhere else until it’s all used up!) but I did find these amazing fabrics instead:

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I quickly figured out the skirt I was going to make and patterned the skirt gores. I would use the blue dragonfly fabric for the main skirt and the red for the wide, shaped waistband and either a band or ruffles on the hem.

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to best achieve that shaped waistband. Continue reading

Something While You Wait…

Life is all of the craziness right now! I just got married and am moving across the country! But I can’t wait to get my new sewing loft all set up so I can get sewing again! In the mean time, if you are being itched by the sewing bug as well, here is a great post over at Jessie Dresses Up to jumpstart your next project! It’s all about Loliable-patterns!
http://jessiedressesup.wordpress.com/lolita-sewing-patterns-and-tutorials/