Paige’s Fresh Start

_DSC0352Problem: Love all the pretty sleeveless dresses from Violette Field Threads but it’s freezing outside? Finally, there is a solution for those who are too timid to pattern mash. The Basic Sleeves pack includes five different sleeves to make summery dresses more weather appropriate and even turn those longer sleeve dresses cooler. Long sleeves, three quarter sleeves, straight hem cap sleeves, curved hem cap sleeves, and flutter sleeves are all included in this add on pack.

_DSC0362I was asked to test Paige and I am so glad I did. Even though it’s the middle of January, I chose more bright and summery prints to show off all the details of this pattern. Paige has a pieced bodice with either a flounce or flutters sewn into the bodice and a faux belt at the waist. The skirt is a gathered circle skirt with hem facing. The back bodice is secured with either a 12″ or 14″ zipper (depending on which size you choose).

_DSC0357I followed the pattern until I got to the part where you sew the main and lining bodices together. After you sew the necklines together, skip over sewing the armsyces. Sew in the sleeves flat felled and then sew from bottom of the bodice sides up to the sleeves. I hemmed my sleeves at a total of 1/2.”

_DSC0368 So beautiful. I am so glad I committed to making this dress. I think it will work through all of the seasons, especially here in Alabama. So far, our winter has been very mild and she has been able to wear this dress a couple times since I made it last week. Happy sewing!

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