See Kate Sew, Melly Sews, The Train to Crazy, and Shwin & Shwin are at it again with another round of Pattern Anthology Patterns. The one currently available are out just in time for the colder weather. You can see them all here.
I had the fun opportunity to do a pattern remix on the Amaryllis Dress. It’s such a pretty dress and an easy sew as well, no zippers or button holes! It’s actually not even connected on the sides, as it wraps around creating a fuller effect. The sash holds it in place and there are loops to keep the sash in place.
I did a few things different for this remix. I made it shorter first of all, so it would be more of a top than a dress. Miss E is very busy and always climbing so pants and shirts are a better idea for her at this age. I also added a bigger simple curved sleeve. It has a small capped sleeve in the pattern already though. I cut out the middle and added a pleated piece to make a tuxedo look and finished that off with a bow I made from some sequin ribbon I had in my stash.
I wanted the “lining” to show at the bottom, so I didn’t sew the lining and the top layer together like in the pattern. To finish off the edges of the fancy fabrics, I just used a curving stitch to add some pretty detail and let the edges be raw. You all know how I like things like that And lastly I used a gold rick rack trim for the tie instead of fabric.
I also used the rick rack as the button loop on the back and a vintage gold button. The fabrics all came from the cheap fabric section at Hancock’s fabrics. Nothing was over $4 a yard. I had originally wanted to make the whole things from the gold polka dot fabric, but when I went back to buy more I couldn’t find it. Sad face. At least I had some I had bought.
Miss E loves her “pretty dress” (her words) and it makes me smile to see her as excited about things I make as I remember miss J being at this age. I can’t wait to make some clothing from the other patterns now!