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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Making a Pattern from a Garment




Remember this little dress that I found at Goodwill while we were traveling ...
 
 
I told you I would wash it, then take it apart and cut a pattern from it, remove the buttons and add them to my button jar for future use and that the fabric would be added to my stash. I told you that I would add a pattern, buttons and fabric to the sewing part of my pantry for $1 which was the cost of the dress.
 
Today I started working on getting it done ...
 
I washed and dried the little dress and then started cutting it apart ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
After cutting it apart, I removed the buttons ...
 
 
 
 
Then I laid the dress pieces on some muslin scraps that used to be part of window curtains ...
 
 
 
 
I added 1/4 seam allowance to the sides and shoulders and made notes using a fine point sharpie on sewing the garment together ...  (I also noted the size on the garment.)
 
 
 
 
I then took the dress and cut it into useable pieces ... 1 inch strips, 2 inch squares and larger pieces that I left intact for future projects.
 
 
 
In a future post I will share how I take the pattern and make a dress for my little granddaughter.  I think I'll also add a pair of ruffled bloomers to go with it.  Stay tuned!  I love adding to the fabric/sewing part of my pantry in the most economical way possible!
 
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