Dress no. 2, 1 & 2

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It was a weekend of alphabet sewing.  The pattern for Dress no. 2 from 100 Acts of Sewing came and I started in immediately with two alphabet covered fabrics I bought while waiting out the mail.

I want a bunch of tunics to wear to work, and this simple pattern – there are only three pattern pieces – means I can whip out a lot of tops without a lot of sewing trauma.

I traced and cut out my size, and then started modifying.  I wanted a tunic rather than a dress (although this would be a pretty short dress) so I left off some length.  When I tried on the body it was much too full in the front for the look I was going for, so I added some waist shaping and tucks.  I left off the pockets as well.  Other than all that, I sewed the pattern as is.  🙂

And I only had to bring out the seam ripper once, when I sewed the neck bias tape to the wrong side because I wasn’t paying attention.

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It fits, is comfortable, and will be great for work.

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I immediately started the second one.

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Exact same modifications, even quicker finish, and I love them both.

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I’m already planning the next two.

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Johnna

Hello from Oregon. I am a knitter, spinner, and quilter who is constantly looking for the next fiber hobby to add.

5 thoughts on “Dress no. 2, 1 & 2”

  1. Your tunics look great. I’m sure we all used to do sewing for ourselves and the children years ago before we got bitten by the quilting bug – I know I did! I’m planning to make a winter nightgown – it’s coming into winter down here in New Zealand. So far I’ve prewashed the fabric, and found the pattern, then stopped. Should really get on with it, I think.

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    1. I want to get better at sewing knits, so I can sew myself a sleep shirt. I need to figure out the serger part.

      So amazing as we pant through a unusually warm spring to think that you are headed into winter over there!

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