Sewing an Easter Dress With Tucks – Pattern from Ottobre Design Magazine

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 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.

Happy Sewing!

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