Pattern Photos

I wanted to share some nice photos passed along to me by a customer, Gwen, she has used the Sleeveless Sheath PDF pattern and the results are wonderful. I love the zipper close, something I haven never tried, so kudos for all who use this closing technique. Gwen has shown her main fabric in cotton and the lining to match, in this instance a cotton fabric would be less inclined to turn smoothly through a sewn shoulder as it isn`t slippery enough, but you can finish the shoulder edges and then stitch together by hand. A silk or fine cotton lawn or silk cotton blend etc would allow the back to be pulled through the front even if the opening appears small, as long as the fabrics are able to slide smoothly against each other this should work. You can reinforce your seams with double stitching especially for silk which tends to fray out. The technique for sewing a sleeveless garment is my most asked question so if you are having difficulties in the construction these are a few of the things you can try. Thanks to Gwen for sharing her project with us, hope to see more again soon.
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Cosmopolitan for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux on Etsy

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Damsel for Poppy Parker on Etsy

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Anjou for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux on Etsy

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Nightingale for Gene and Friends on Etsy

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Flint for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux on Etsy now

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Sophisticated Suit

This suit is constructed using the PDF Patterns Double Breasted Yoke Jacket and the In The City skirt. I choose a gorgeous designer silk cotton fabric in a deep flint color to resemble high-end superfine and fully lined both pieces in china silk.
My version of the jacket used a one piece sleeve instead of the two piece construction of the original. If you use a set in sleeve method then a two piece will work well. I choose to sew my sleeve into the garment by machine, so a one piece is best for this technique.
I have edited out the sleeve cuffs as well, but the rest of the pattern is exactly as it appears, adding a 1/4 seam allowance and hem allowance to the main body of the jacket. I have used the front top part, the bottom center front part and the back yoke as facing pieces, then used the remaining pieces in china silk to line. Keeping the facings in the main allows for your rever and collar to be set into the main fabric to hide the lining It has a double-breasted front closure and I have used a hook and loop just at the front yoke seam for this, depending on the style you envision, adding a dressmakers bow, floral or set of buttons/brooch will give a nice finish.
To make up the skirt I have sheered the sides of the front part of the original pattern piece from waist to hem, to draw in the knee line for a more streamlined look and as well to sit at the dolls waist as opposed to just below, especially when fitting silkstone dolls.
I have but out the pieces and added 1/4 inch seams and inch hem allowance to the bottom, edited out the waistband and cut the lining just a tad shorter than the main to hide the hem seam. I have also cut a back tab extension for a neat left over right snap back closure.
For the finishing I have slightly gathered the back kick pleat and added a dressmakers bow to finish.
I would rate this as intermediate skill level for both pieces using the lining techniques for sewing in miniature.
This suit is for sale and can be finished off to taste, email if you are interested. Thank you.
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