Pattern Review: my Rifle Paper Co. Dress from a Sewing Pattern in oottobre Design Magazine



You know that one dress that you looooove wearing? That if nobody noticed you’d wear it every day? That’s my Rifle Paper Co. dress. No, it was not made by Rifle Paper Co. It was made by me! The pattern is #7 from Ottobre Design issue 2/2014.


I sewed this dress nearly 2 years ago but since I can’t stand taking pictures of myself, I never blogged about it.


I learned a long time ago that my body shape works best with dresses that are fitted on top and loose on the bottom – so this design was right up my alley.

I bought a bunch of Les Fleurs Rayon Challis fabric because knew it would be perfect – so light and flowy. One thing that I must note is the fabric is only 44’’ wide, so you might need more than your pattern specifies. Most apparel fabrics are 54’’-60’’ wide.



Now I have a Rifle Paper Company dress, iPhone cover, Keds, and…


Wallet! That’s right. Yesterday I finished the wallet for our January U-Pick sewing tutorial and I cut into my stash of RPCo fat quarters for it.

I can’t wait to wear them all together, lol!

I was so excited that I made another Studio Chat to tell you about my matching dress and wallet.

Do you have a fabric designer that you are this crazy about? Tell me who!

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