Kay, we absolutely loved your Avid Seamstress of the month application and your Day Dress looks beautiful. Congratulations – you have won your next pattern free!
Here’s Kay’s comments and her great dress!
“As well as being good for keen beginners as the instructions are so clear, I’d recommend this pattern for more experienced sewists because it’s so versatile. For example, I made mine in a light cotton voile, and to give it more body (and warmth for April) I found it straightforward to add a lining. The Day Dress could be made without sleeves (bias binding round the armholes) or it would be easy to lengthen the sleeves to three-quarter or full length. I particularly like the bodice, which has waist darts at the front and back as well as at the bust. You could turn the bodice into a top by adding a peplum. The versatility extends to fabric weights too. I plan to make this in lightweight denim or chambray and an autumn/winter version in wool challis or fine needlecord.
I used to love creating my own clothes when I was a teenager and in my twenties, but when sewing waned in popularity, for a long time the only sewing I did was making cushions and my children’s fancy dress outfits. I’m thrilled that sewing now has a new following, while sharing of ideas online seems to inspire a whole different level of creativity. And it’s great to be able to buy independently produced patterns like those from the Avid Seamstress – the fit of this pattern is designed for real women and the production quality really does mean you can use the patterns repeatedly. More please!”
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