Today’s post is from Blank Slate Sewing Team member Suzanne. I love her patriotic hack of the Pristine Swing Dress. Read on to find out how to do it.
Hey all, Suzanne back again, from Pattern Revolution and Winter Wear Designs, to bring you another sun dress. I LOVE summer clothes, so this whole series is just too much fun. When Melissa asked me if I wanted to do a post using one of her patterns, I was over the moon excited. I quickly selected the Pristine Swing Dress and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
For me ‘Sundress’ means ‘sleeveless’. I know it doesn’t have to mean that, it just does for me. And the Pristine doesn’t have a sleeveless option, but I knew that was an easy fix!
Want to make your own sleevless Pristine???? Here’s all you need for this simple hack.
1-Double Fold Bias Tape – yep, that is all you need – you can either use knit or woven bias tape. I went with 3/8 inch woven double fold for my nautical dress.
2 – Go ahead and make your dress as normal for your size, just skip cutting the sleeve and the sleeve instructions.
3- Once your dress is all sewn together, simply finish the arm holes with your bias tape. I prefer sewing the unfolded raw edge to the WRONG side of the fabric first. This allows me to flip to the right side and have a clean row of top stitching.
4 – Press well, and put on your little one!
This pattern couldn’t be cuter. Mack is so excited for her new 4th of July dress – although she has dubbed it her pirate dress, KIDS! I love it on her. I went with the tunic length since my quick growing 3 year old wears a size 6. This is the perfect length for a ‘short’ dress on her and pairs adorably with a pair of shorts or bloomers underneath – as she grows it will become more of a tunic over time.
|And of course we love pockets!!! Why are you still reading, go get your sew on!!!|
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