|A new Fall outfit for Rebecca.|
I know the designs are good and the pattern pieces fit perfectly and I don't want customers to be put off by instructions that may look a bit too detailed or wordy. It is hard to find a balance between too little instruction and too much.
I am working on improving the photo tutorial as well as making the summarised pictorial tutorial for printing. I tend to add lots of my thinking to go along with the basic construction steps. Things like alternative seam neatening or how to get the ribbing just the right length or you could do cuffs or welt pockets here.
I don't want to leave all that out completely so I have decided that I will leave it out of the pictorial tutorial and keep that as pretty basic construction steps. You can refer to the photo tutorial if you need more detail.
I did some sewing today to make a little Fall dress from pattern 1804 and also add another bib to pattern 1804a.
If you already have a dress pattern by someone else, you can use the free bib. Just lay it on top of your bodice front pattern piece and cut out the points. That way you know the bib will fit onto your bodice.
Because points are easy I decided to use a second pattern piece as a stitching template. You can see I made some adjustments to the points to make them bigger.
|In Fashion File 21 you get the pointy half bib pattern|
and instructions to make up the bib and a skirt with a bottom band.
This is a pattern hack. You need a dress bodice pattern to start with.