Hot Patterns Classix Nouveau Primavera Dress

April 16, 2011

So the baby summer wardrobe sewing was a big fat fail. Well, not so much a fail, as it didn’t even get past the starting line. I don’t know why but no matter how hard I tried I just could not find any spare hours in any day.

All the more shameful when I heard about Tabatha’s April Challenge over on Thread Carefully – she’s pledged to spend two hours a day sewing in the month of April. And she has a baby too – so I can’t even use that as my excuse!! I’m full of admiration, and look forward to reading about her progress. She’s definitely inspired me to set myself some sort of challenge when I’m back from my holiday. I don’t think I’ll be able to commit to two hours a day; half an hour would be a challenge enough.

What I DID manage to do was get out my sewing machine to wizz up a birthday present for a special someone, and I’ve scheduled a post about that for while I am away – don’t want to ruin any surprises in case a certain someone reads this ;-) .

I also want to show you this fabulous new dress pattern from Hot Patterns – the Classix Nouveau Primavera Dress – I love it.

It looks like a very wearable style and Trudy describes it as a “semi-fitted dress … optional centre back zipper, gently flared A-line skirt with side seam pockets, and a faced or narrow hem. Dress features semi-raglan darted sleeves, a seamed, slightly raised waist with gathers on the front skirt and bodice, plus French darts for a great fit”. As always they’ve given us lots of options e.g. boat-neck/V-neck ; short/cap sleeves; and below-knee/maxi length.

I just love the gathered waist, I imagine that will be super flattering. The only thing is they’ve rated this pattern “Intermediate”, probably because of all those darts – and I’m not exactly sure what “semi-raglan darted sleeves” are?I’ll be curious to find out exactly what they look like. I hope Hot Patterns will be doing one of their videos for this dress.

While I was browsing the Hot Patterns site I also found a tips page jam-packed with useful information including needle sizes, different threads, etc. I’ve added it to my list of Useful Links as I can never remember my needle sizes off the top of my head!

Anyway, that’s it from me before I fly off to a sunnier climate. See you soon!

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Tabatha Tweedie April 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Have a lovely holiday!


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