I love to take a basic pattern and figure out how with a few changes I can jazz it up. This little striped dotted dress is the third redesign I've made from a very basic, a line dress pattern that came out of my One Yard Wonders fabric By Fabric book.
I'm sewing along with Project Run & Play this week. The challenge is mixing up stripes and dots. I had some of this quilting cotton lying around which was perfect for this week's challenge.
So I adapted a basic A line dress pattern.
I traced it and cut apart the pattern and added seam allowances to the areas I redesigned. Here is how I did it.
You have to trace the original pattern because you will be cutting it up and adding new seam allowances.
A photo above of the dress pattern,The Playday Frock, from One Yard Wonders.
As you can see it's a simple easy to make dress with an A line shape perfect for beginners.
Here is another version I made from the same pattern. I added a double skirt and an elastic waist on this one.
This was the first version I made. I stuck close to the original pattern but added a ruffle to the front and a little hem band under the front skirt.
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