Today we are over at The Crafting Chicks sharing in their Christmas Traditions series…
and can we tell you how fun those girls are?
We were with them at Fabric Fest in Vegas and those girls know how to party! They were up until the weeee hours of the morning galavanting off to chocolate buffets and having a fabulous time all over Vegas. They invited us, but because both liZ and I are both like 90 year olds….we were so tired we couldn’t keep our eyes open long enough to eat chocolate (as tempting as it was)….so we headed back to the hotel to sleep, while those girls partied heartily. And they all are just as sweet as can be….I love it when we meet people like that.
Anyway, back to our project! Head over there tosee one of my favorite Christmas Traditions and then you will understand the rest of this post (it was seeming a little random in the title, huh?).
And now onto making your own peasant dress pattern!!!! YipppeeEE!!
Step 1: Find a tee that fits well. Fold it in half lengthwise. This is what we are going to make our pattern from.
Step 2: Draw a center front line from the top of the FRONT neckline to about the waist of the shirt. (See how I stopped my line at the front neckline?)
Step 3: Where the FRONT neckline starts, fold the tee shirt down and draw a straight line to where the armhole begins.
Step 4: At the point where the arm hole and the side seam meet, draw a line about 1-2 inches out (for seam allowance). Draw your side seam line down parallel to the center front line.
Step 5: Curve the armhole to meet where you drew in your side seam in step 5. (Don’t get too hung up on this curve—I promise it’s going to work. Just draw a curve that looks similar to mine.)
Step 6: Square off your bodice pattern. You will need to extend this down to make a dress pattern—by extending the center front line and the side seam line to the length that you want your dress. I usually do about knee-length. (Use your tape measure from the base of the neck down to the knee—that will be the measurement from the straight line at the top of the pattern to the bottom of the dress pattern.)
Step 7: Trace the top part of your bodice onto a new piece of paper. This will become your sleeve pattern.
Step 8: At the point where the side seam and armhole match…..draw your sleeve in so that it looks like the picture above.
And you are done…and ready to sew up your peasant dress!
The instructions to sew up the dress can be found at The Crafting Chicks today.
Happy peasant dress-making!
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