My sewing blog is up and running – introducing my spring dress!
This ‘Sew Simple’ pattern came with Love Sewing Magazine – called the Ruby Dress
I thought it looked lovely – it is reminiscent of the 1950’s – a very flattering style, good for pear shapes or hourglass because the full skirt covers hips and thighs and focusses attention onto a small waistline which are the assets of a pear and hourglass shape.
There were a couple of adaptations I wanted to make to the pattern:
Replace the centre Zip in the back to a concealed zip in the side seam.
I removed the seam allowance in the centre; because I have narrow shoulders pinched out a dart so that it narrowed the back slightly towards the top.
I drafted a mirror image to create one pattern piece that would not have to be cut on the fold. When…
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