Even though I have a huge collection of PDF patterns, I'm always on the lookout for new patterns and designers. I've recently heard good things about Blaverry, based in the U.S. and run by Christie Archer.
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I would like to join in a writing process blog hop. I received an email from Christine, of ChrisW Designs and later the same day, another from Jill, of Creating my Way to Success. Both of these Aussie women, are bloggers I respect and admire. They are each experts in their field.
Christine designs and sells beautiful bag patterns. A girl can never have too many bags!!! Jill refashions, re-purposes and upcycles. She has written over 100 sewing tutorials. If you haven't come across their blogs, go and have a look, then come back and read my answers to the four questions posed to all blog hop participants.
A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my tunic top. It's not often I sew for myself and I was particularly pleased, as I had sewn this top without a commercial pattern, tracing around an existing garment instead.
Last week I told you about the rainbow dress I would be making and also talked about the process of making what ended up being a wearable (muslin)sundress. Here is the end result - a maxi length rainbow dress. Today I'll show you how I made the rainbow dress and how you can make one, too.
I was recently asked if I could make a Rainbow Dress, similar to this one on Etsy. It looked easy enough - a simple shirred bodice, with several gathered layers for the skirt. As Little Miss doesn't live with me, I thought it best to make a muslin first. I NEVER make muslins, but, as I wasn't using a pattern and the fabric was not mine, I thought it best.