Easter is 5 weeks away! This year the dresses that I want to make my girls are going to take a bit more time than past years, so I’m getting started on them already. This pattern is from Ottobre Design magazine, Issue 03/2012.
The fabric I picked out is organic cotton voile from OrganicCottonPlus.com. It’s so soft and light. And as you can see, the front and back of this dress is covered in 5mm tucks. These aren’t tiny pintucks that you can use a pintuck foot for, so I’m pressing and stitching each tuck separately. I installed a little guide on my sewing machine to help me. The tucks are not perfect, but that’s okay.
This pattern calls for stitching all the tucks and then cutting out the neckline. So far so good!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
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I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Wow, that is going to be so pretty! I’ve never heard of a pintuck foot. I just looked it up, but your setup looks like you could get more consistent tucks than the foot I saw. Did you buy that guide or did you rig it up yourself? That would be a handy gadget.
Your dresses are going to be beautiful. Can’t wait to see!
I really love this little dress and the fabric you’ve used. I bet the voile feels divine! My 3 girls would each love one like it. And you know what– funny thing– I highlighted Nesta’s post last week too, after my Tips and Tutorials linky party (I recently started it on Tuesdays). She had the most clicks! It’s definitely a winning project. Go, Nesta!
I love this dress you are working on! It is so springish and I bet it will look lovely! I spent a chunk of time looking over the magazine you mentioned, already have the exact issue you mentioned in my Etsy cart, thank you for sharing your source!
Yay! I think you’ll love that issue. Thanks so much for your sweet comments.
I love tucks.2 years ago I bought fabric to make a dress short sleeve with tucks in front,I found a plain pattern ,but no tucks,I seen this on "Saks Fifth Avenue" ,so I have to make it .Now you have a tutorial,so I’ll give a swirl.Thank you for a great tutorial
dont you have a pintuck foot?
Hi Melissa! Yes I do have several pintuck feet, but they all make much smaller pintucks than this dress called for.