Hi sewing friends!
I am Reginala from www.instagram.com/curlysewingbossmom. I am currently 27 weeks pregnant. I love to use the patterns from Ellie and Mac for myself and other family members. But today I am going to share about the True Beauty Dress pattern hack I did. I have already sewn the pattern True beauty dress 4 times. I will add on the end of this blog 4 pictures from it.
I had this idea from the pattern, and that was that I only have to use the top and the sleeves from the pattern. I've sewn 4 dresses already and number 5 I've sewn specially for this blog. This pattern is super easy to make because you only have two pattern parts: Top and sleeves. And because I am pregnant I love easy sewing patterns without too many pattern parts etc..
1 Pattern True Beauty Dress (We only use the Top and sleeves)
4. Measuring tape
7. Knit fabric
9. Sewing machine (or serger)
Make sure you have the pattern Top and sleeve in your size. Cut a piece of paper.
Put the top on the paper and draw a straight line from the bottom of the top down. Use the ruler to make a straight line. I draw the line in total of 75cm. In total the dress will be about 90cm - 1m depends on what you want. Because I am pregnant and have a growing belly I did about 100cm.
This is how the pattern should look.
Put the pattern piece on your fabric. Cut 2 pieces for the front and the back of the dress and 2 sleeve pieces. I have added 1 cm seam allowance.
You have now 4 patterns pieces. I've first ironed the pattern pieces and after that I have put them together with a serger and sewing machine. You can follow the directions from True Beauty Dress Pattern.
The dress is now ready. Before I finished the dress I cut a little piece off.
I hope you sewists like this hack! And there also will be a video of this hack on youtube.
(Written by: Reginala Merselina-Isidora (Curlysewingbossmom))