Swim Tour with Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Bathing suit shopping is a nightmare. The suits never seem to fit right, or the color/patterns are wrong; too little coverage here, too baggy there. But sewing swim is a breath of fresh air! Skip the dressing rooms (or the online returns hassle) and sew your perfect fit.

I have been making swimwear for myself and my daughter for several years. I love the coordinating collections available at Raspberry Creek. Their swim fabric has excellent recovery and density and has stood up to our frequent trips to the pool and beach. Last year’s suits still look almost brand new! When the new color/print lines released this year, my daughter and I quickly made our selections.

I am going to skip all the gory details, if you are new to sewing swimwear or just want a refresher course on the basics, Whitney wrote an excellent blog post here. Seriously, it’s great!

Let’s take a look at all the great patterns that I used to make this family collection.

The boys all got boardshorts made from the Linen Loungers Pattern. (and 1 yard of boardshort fabric. That was a series game of fabric tetris). My oldest and youngest also got Reagan Rashguards. For my middle boy, I used the Dylan Tee as I liked the stripes that run down the sides of the body.

I had to get a little creative with the 1 yard of board short fabric that I ordered, so I added a white stripe from the salvage on my oldest son’s pair. I also used my Silhouette with heat transfer vinyl for the graphics.

My daughter’s favorite bathing suit is the Minute Maillot. I quickly sewed up two reversible versions of that one and one Be Bold Bodysuit. I also made her the cutest coverup with the Oversized Sweater Pattern.

My preference is to have two piece bathing suits so that I can mix and match. I exclusively used the Hello Sailor Swim Bottoms for these sets. My sage leaves top is an Eloise Dress modified as a swim top. The striped top is the Sunflower Pattern and the mauve floral top is a Roxy top with modifications for the ruffled sleeve. To see more details about these modifications you should check out the highlights reel on my Instagram.

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RuLo from George and Ginger Patterns

George and Ginger Patterns just released the RuLo and this on-trend boho pattern is a winner.

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I applied for the opportunity to test this pattern for Kristi and I could not believe I was selected. Her patterns are famous for being well-drafted and her kindness to her huge following speaks volumes. During testing we were all surprised how may options Kristi offered, it seriously could have been 2 equally amazing patterns.

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Let me allow the pattern description to give you all the details:  “The RuLo is packed with amazing options!  Choose from oversized dolman and regular crop, top, tunic and dress styles…and single tier bell, double tier bell, triple tier bell, full bell and basic sleeves!  With added features like ties and shoulder ruffles, you can mix and match your favorites for endless possibilities! ”

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I broke away from my usual shopping for this trip and hit up the National City Swap Meet for all the fabrics I used on RuLo.  Check it out if you are in San Diego! It’s awesome.

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For this top with 2-tiered bell sleeve, I used stretch mesh and I love it SO much. I know I am going to live in it during the hot summer months coming all too quickly.

Suggested fabric for this top/dress:  2-way sweater knit with drape and at least 50% stretch.  Any knit with 50% stretch will work, but may not give the same results.  Any fabric, including woven, can be used for the ties. .

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..as you can see my extra stretchy mesh does pull off my shoulder a bit, next time I use the mesh I will make my neckline a tad smaller. But I love an open neckline, so I don’t mind this one.

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For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I graded between sized 14 and 16 (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–6″. 

Hurry and grab the RuLo on sale through 1/26/2018 ONLY (although with all the options it is still a bargain at full price)

I’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion to check-out all the Wiggles I have sewn for my closet!

And please join the community and be inspired by all the RuLo creations over in the George and Ginger Pattern Facebook Group.

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THE NITTY-GRITTY for the RuLo:

Pattern Description: George and Ginger Patterns, RuLo
Pattern sizing: tween sizes 12 and 14, women’s sizes 0-26
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern when you were finished sewing? Yes
Were the instructions complete and easy to follow? Yes. Detailed information and professional line drawings of construction are provided.
Fabric used: Stretch Mesh
Did you use the recommended fabrics in the pattern: Kristi drafted this for a 2-Way Sweater Knit a I used a  4 way Stretch Mesh, so technically I did not use the recommended fabric.
Did you alter the pattern in any way?  Shortened for my 5′-2″ frame
Was there anything you disliked or would change? No it is LOVE
Would you sew it again? Yes I’ve already made 3 and need to grab some more sweater knit to make some more.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Do you consider the pattern beginner/intermediate/advanced? Beginning Intermediate
Seam allowance used in the pattern? 1/4″ throughout

Additional Pattern Features:

–Beautifully designed layered pieces for tween sizes 12 and 14, women’s sizes 0-26
–No-trim page feature
–Pieces layout on US letter, A4 and A0 size pages
–Cutting chart AND print option for rectangular pieces
–Instructions on measuring and choosing your size
–Shorten/Lengthen adjustment instructions
–Grading between sizes instructions
–Full chart of finished measurements
–Glossary of sewing terms
–Fabric tips and tricks
–Yardage requirements and notions list
–Printing, taping and cutting instructions and layout
–Graphically designed and detailed construction photos
–Easy to understand step-by-step instructions

See you next time!

 

 

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Beaded Lace Alley Cat Leo from Lil Luxe Collection

I have written about the  Lil Luxe Collection Alley Cat Romper  here and here.

But my favorite option for the Alley Cat is the Leo and it’s perfect now that my little one is starting gymnastics.SONY DSCAlthough this one is just for play as I’m not sure her coaches would appreciate a beaded train for class. haha! SONY DSCThe Alley Cat has lots of great options. I bought the full pattern collection, which includes Romper, Leotard and Dress.  To best suit your needs, you can buy the collection as a complete set, just the leo and top, just the romper and dress, or just the romper and leo.  All options include long sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, short sleeve or sleeveless and the bodice is fully lined.SONY DSCI can’t remember where I got the teal cotton/lycra for this long sleeve leo. But I know I bought a bunch of these beaded lace scraps from Fabric Merchants Retail in LA more about Fabric Merchants here.SONY DSCThe beaded lace is pretty heavy so I gathered and attached it to a piece of 3/4″ elastic (leaving about an inch of lace at the top) to help the bodice hold the weight of the lace and then when my Leo was fully constructed I just attached it by top stitching with a zigzag stitch from side seam to side seam. Maybe not the best method, but it got the job done and it looks beautiful. SONY DSCIn the smaller sizes, the Leo is a great scrap buster! I used the little bit of lace for the bodice and appliquéd the extra little bits to the front and side of bodice. SONY DSCFor the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I determined my daughter’s size as 3T using the pattern size chart .  Chest 20.5″, Waist 20.5″, Hips 21. She is 36″ tall. I opted to sew a straight 3T. SONY DSCI’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion so that we can share our sewing projects, tips and tricks with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I highly suggest joining the Lil Luxe Group on Facebook to be inspired by all the beautiful creations others are making with this pattern.

THE NITTY-GRITTY:

Pattern Description: Lil Luxe Collection Alley Cat Leotard
Pattern sizing: 18 months to Girls 10 (size chart available here)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern when you were finished sewing? Yes
Were the instructions complete and easy to follow? Yes. Detailed information and line professional line drawings were provided for each step.
Fabric used: Cotton Lycra and Beaded Lace
Did you use the recommended fabrics in the pattern: Yes and No …pattern suggests Medium Weight 2-Way knits with good recovery. But judging by the tester photos and others in the group it seems people are using Cotton Lycras and Brushed Polys with success.
Did you alter the pattern in any way? I added the lace train and applique. Otherwise this is an exact to pattern 3T.
Was there anything you disliked or would change? My daughter loves it, so I am happy.
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Do you consider the pattern beginner/intermediate/advanced? Beginner
Seam allowance used in the pattern? 3/8″ throughoutSONY DSCSee you next time!

RuLo Dolman Top from George and Ginger Patterns

Kristi from George and Ginger Patterns just released the RuLo and this on-trend boho pattern is a winner. “The RuLo is packed with amazing options!  Choose from oversized dolman and regular crop, top, tunic and dress styles…and single tier bell, double tier bell, triple tier bell, full bell and basic sleeves!  With added features like ties and shoulder ruffles, you can mix and match your favorites for endless possibilities! ”

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As soon as I had a chance, I tried the oversized Dolman option and it is casual festival wear fabulous…or at least it makes me feel like I could wear this to a festival, even though I am probably just going to be sitting at home drinking coffee and homeschooling.

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I have no idea what this fabric is or where it came from, so don’t ask. LOL. But it is some kind of crepe jersey ( I may be inventing terms here, but I swear I have heard of that) The pattern suggests ” 2-way sweater knit with drape and at least 50% stretch”  and this does have 2-way stretch, so I’ve got to be close.

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I kept this dolman true to my measured size for the sake of testing, in the future I will probably size down, even though the intended fit for the dolman is oversized. I think this is just a bit bigger than intended. Selecting patterns for my bust size always yields too large results as my bust measurement is larger than is standard for my upper bust/ shoulder measurements.

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But I will totally be wearing this one extra-oversized.

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I also made two other RuLos because I LOVE this pattern so much. You can find info on my dress here and my stretch mesh top (is coming)

 

For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I graded between sized 14 and 16 (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–6″. 

Hurry and grab the RuLo on sale through 1/26/2018 ONLY (although with all the options it is still a bargain at full price)

I’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion to check-out all the Wiggles I have sewn for my closet!

And please join the community and be inspired by all the RuLo creations over in the George and Ginger Pattern Facebook Group.

THE NITTY-GRITTY for the RuLo:

Pattern Description: George and Ginger Patterns, RuLo
Pattern sizing: tween sizes 12 and 14, women’s sizes 0-26
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern when you were finished sewing? Yes
Were the instructions complete and easy to follow? Yes. Detailed information and professional line drawings of construction are provided.
Fabric used: Some kind of Mystery Crepe Rayon Spandex
Did you use the recommended fabrics in the pattern: Yes and No. It is only a 2-way stretch Fabric, but the pattern does call for sweater knits.
Did you alter the pattern in any way?  Shortened for my 5′-2″ frame
Was there anything you disliked or would change? No it is LOVE
Would you sew it again? Yes I’ve already made 3 and need to grab some more sweater knit to make some more.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Do you consider the pattern beginner/intermediate/advanced? Beginning Intermediate
Seam allowance used in the pattern? 1/4″ throughout

Additional Pattern Features:

–Beautifully designed layered pieces for tween sizes 12 and 14, women’s sizes 0-26
–No-trim page feature
–Pieces layout on US letter, A4 and A0 size pages
–Cutting chart AND print option for rectangular pieces
–Instructions on measuring and choosing your size
–Shorten/Lengthen adjustment instructions
–Grading between sizes instructions
–Full chart of finished measurements
–Glossary of sewing terms
–Fabric tips and tricks
–Yardage requirements and notions list
–Printing, taping and cutting instructions and layout
–Graphically designed and detailed construction photos
–Easy to understand step-by-step instructions

See you next time!

 

 

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RuLo Dress from George and Ginger Patterns

Kristi from George and Ginger Patterns just released the RuLo and this on-trend boho pattern is a winner. (and by the way she was also prepping for her first show at New York Fashion Week while she was working on this pattern! Isn’t she incredible?)

My first chance to sew it up, I went with the dress length and full bell sleeve options.

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“The RuLo is packed with amazing options!  Choose from oversized dolman and regular crop, top, tunic and dress styles…and single tier bell, double tier bell, triple tier bell, full bell and basic sleeves!  With added features like ties and shoulder ruffles, you can mix and match your favorites for endless possibilities! ”

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I grabbed all my fabrics for the RuLo from National City Swap Meet.  Check it out if you are in San Diego! It’s awesome.

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I used stretch French Terry for this version and as the pattern suggests ” 2-way sweater knit with drape and at least 50% stretch”  I think I am pretty close to intended fit here.

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When I was done with this dress I quickly sewed up two more RuLos because I LOVE this pattern so much. Info on my dolman and stretch mesh top are coming soon.

 

For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I graded between sized 14 and 16 (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–6″. 

Hurry and grab the RuLo on sale through 1/26/2018 ONLY (although with all the options it is still a bargain at full price)

I’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion to check-out all the Wiggles I have sewn for my closet!

And please join the community and be inspired by all the RuLo creations over in the George and Ginger Pattern Facebook Group.

 

THE NITTY-GRITTY for the RuLo:

Pattern Description: George and Ginger Patterns, RuLo
Pattern sizing: tween sizes 12 and 14, women’s sizes 0-26
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern when you were finished sewing? Yes
Were the instructions complete and easy to follow? Yes. Detailed information and professional line drawings of construction are provided.
Fabric used: Stretch French Terry
Did you use the recommended fabrics in the pattern: Yes
Did you alter the pattern in any way?  Shortened for my 5′-2″ frame
Was there anything you disliked or would change? No it is LOVE
Would you sew it again? Yes I’ve already made 3 and need to grab some more sweater knit to make some more.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Do you consider the pattern beginner/intermediate/advanced? Beginning Intermediate
Seam allowance used in the pattern? 1/4″ throughout

Additional Pattern Features:

–Beautifully designed layered pieces for tween sizes 12 and 14, women’s sizes 0-26
–No-trim page feature
–Pieces layout on US letter, A4 and A0 size pages
–Cutting chart AND print option for rectangular pieces
–Instructions on measuring and choosing your size
–Shorten/Lengthen adjustment instructions
–Grading between sizes instructions
–Full chart of finished measurements
–Glossary of sewing terms
–Fabric tips and tricks
–Yardage requirements and notions list
–Printing, taping and cutting instructions and layout
–Graphically designed and detailed construction photos
–Easy to understand step-by-step instructions

See you next time!

 

 

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Mimi G Style+ Simplicity 1283 Review : DIY Ponte Pants

I bought Simplicity 1283 when it was first released (back in ’14?) and by the time I got to making it, my measurements said I needed to move up to the larger packet size! haha! Lesson learned, sew patterns when you get them! Anyway, the fit on Mimi is definitely why I purchased the pattern (both times).

I determined my size using the pattern chart. My measurements are: 33″ High Waist and 41″ hips. I cut a size 18 out of Ponte knit fabric. I found the youtube sew-a-long very helpful and did not use the pattern instructions at all.

Initially, I used a basting stitch to roughly put the pants together. I had already started the fit process on my left leg when I snapped this picture:

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I found the fit through the legs to be over all too large, compared to the envelope picture. As I have both size range envelopes, I decided to compare the patterns. The larger sizes seem to be graded with a less extreme curve through the knee. I’m guessing this has something to do with standard sizing, but it does explain why I had more of a straight leg look.

Next time I am going to use a more structured knit. I don’t like how it drapes below the knee in the front.

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In the end, I was very happy with this pattern and will sew it again. I did take it in quite a bit (also in the darts, and waistband), I think I can size down with success. I do expect to need to fit patterns for my unique body and am happy that the only changes needed were slimming it down.

Don’t forget this is a HIGH waist pattern. Personally, I love it, but I will likely take it down another half inch in the rise next time.

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Final result:

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THE NITTY-GRITTY:

Pattern Description: Mimi G Style + Simplicity 1283
Pattern sizing: choose envelope: 6-14 or 16-24.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern when you were finished sewing? Yes
Were the instructions complete and easy to follow? I followed the YouTube sew-a-long
Fabric used: Ponte
Did you use the recommended fabrics in the pattern: Yes
Did you alter the pattern in any way? Yes. I moved the rear zip to a side zip, just because it is my preference. I am 5′-2 and took my standard height adjustment out of the rise and I shortened about an inch in the thigh. (I left the rest long to account for 5″ heels). I took in from hips to knee significantly to achieve the look of the pattern cover.
Was there anything you disliked or would change? I only wish there wasn’t quite so much ease, but this is an issue for me with most patterns (be they paper or .pdf)
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
Do you consider the pattern beginner/intermediate/advanced? Beginner to Intermediate
Pants: Do the front and back have separate rises? Yes
Seam allowance used in the pattern? 5/8″

Here is how I am styling them in my everyday life. haha!

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Little Black Ballet Top

Even though the Patterns for Pirates  Wiggle Dress is a total bombshell as a full length gown, it also makes a great basic as well…but pictures speak louder than words.

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The Wiggle Dress PDF Pattern  makes an excellent basic ballet top. Ballet, like classical music, is just NEVER going to go out of style.  And since my love for black Cotton-Lycra runs deep (even though it is not a recommended fabric for this pattern) I decided to give it a try.

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The results are everything I was hoping for. A great basic, something quick and easy to grab out of the closet.

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If you remember the Wiggle is a lightening fast sew, so when we decided to run out on a family shopping trip and I didn’t feel like digging through laundry. I opted to see how quickly I could make a Wiggle Top. The answer was: 40 minutes.

Which actually was a lot longer than it should have taken. All 3 of my babes were interupting so that I could help them get ready, I had to change thread color on my serger and coverstitch (that’s reathreading 7 spools of thread), and I had to unpick the neckline and re-do it a little.

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All-in-all, I think this could easily be a 20 minute top if you want to have a race sometime. haha!

And it lends itself well to being dressed up or dressed down. This weekend, I styled it with this skirt…just in case someone didn’t know I was ballet inspired. (Sorry, I forgot to snap a pic of the wiggle plus this one.)

 

For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I used XL graded to L in the hips (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–5″. My large stash of black cotton lycra was picked up at one of my favorite spots in the Fashion District in Downtown LA.  (tips for navigating the district and favorite stops along the way

 

Hurry time is running out on the Wiggle release festivities, view photos of all the options available, checkout the mods, that will give you even more options (and snag the pattern at a discount before you have to pay full price) at Patterns for Pirates

Want to know more about those moto pants? Check them out on my IG @clothed.in.vermillion!

And please join the community and be inspired by all the Wiggle Dress creations over in the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group.

*** You will find some affiliate links in this post. Click them before you purchase your patterns if you would like to see more reviews at Clothed in Vermillion. Affiliate links will help me pay for more patterns … and fabric, of course. ***

Wiggle Fit Raglan

It’s no secret that I love the Patterns for Pirates Wiggle Dress PDF Pattern.

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But I also love a good pattern mash/mod to get a lot of life out of my patterns.

I browsed my Pinterest boards and the Wiggle Fit Raglan was born.

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This is super simple.

Grab the Slim Fit Raglan Pattern  The front on this mod is super straight forward, you cut the Slim Fit Raglan Sleeves and neckbands (armbands if applicable). And then for the bodice I cut the SFR from the neckline down to the the armpit and lined up my Wiggle Dress at the armsyce/armpit point (what is that called?) and used the wiggle all the way down to the above knee length.

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Rear view is exactly the same but you will need to account for the seamed back piece, because you definitely want to hold onto the built-in sway back adjustment on the Wiggle.

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Construction is completed by method described in the patterns. I used each pattern instruction where applicable.

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The Rayon Spandex fabrics for this dress came from the Fashion District in Downtown LA .  My husband bought me a bolt of the leopard rayon spandex from JB Textiles and the stripes came from Angel Textiles. I love the pattern mixing here. I’ve already said, the Wiggle, in all it’s forms, is incredibly comfortable.  But this is one you can wear all day, all around town. Which is why I have worn it a few times already.

This morning I was tired and in a hurry, I knew it would make up for my no-makeup and yesterday’s hair. I paired it with a tunic length Cocoon Cardigan with long bands (that has also been modified to have the Patterns for Pirates Henley inset Sleeve).

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….I wore this without shape wear as I have seen a lot of curious questions in the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group. 

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Some more styling ideas I found for you on my Pinterest boards.

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For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I used XL graded to L in the hips (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–5″. 

Checkout all the Wiggle release festivities, view photos of all the options available, checkout the mods and snag the pattern by Novemeber 1st to get the sale price at Patterns for Pirates).

I’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion to check-out all the Wiggles I have sewn for my closet!

And please join the community and be inspired by all the Wiggle Dress creations over in the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group. I hope to see you in there and sew along with you!

***Update: 10-28-17 I have added affiliate links to this post. Click them before you purchase your patterns if you would like to see more reviews at Clothed in Vermillion. Affiliate links will help me pay for more patterns and fabric, of course. ***

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Wiggle Dress: new from Patterns for Pirates

Patterns for Pirates just released the Wiggle Dress and it is the cocktail/party/date dress of dreams!

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I was over the moon excited (and totally shocked) to be given the opportunity to test this pattern. I love to sew for my family and friends and trying new patterns, techniques, designers, and fabrics really fuels me. I am a creature of habit and have been on a pretty strict diet of Rayon Spandex and Cotton Lycra lately. The chance to work with a stable knit, in a killer curvy silhouette, for the pattern company that introduced me to PDF patterns made my heart aflutter.

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The Wiggle Dress PDF Pattern is positively packed. A modern-vintage dress with mega wow factor and SO. Many. Options. I headed straight to the Fashion District in Downtown LA all on my own (this is bordering on a miracle, as I have 3 beautiful little miracles, in their own right, attached at my hip most days) and stocked up. Ponte, Crushed Velvet, Liverpool, and Scuba all came home with me. (tips for navigating the district and favorite stops along the way)

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Let me tell you, the Wiggle dress was so much more than I expected!  After 3 babies, and feeling a little plump lately, I was worried this curve-hugging dress wouldn’t do me any favors. But it was love at first wear. The fit. The fabrics. Something magical is happening here.  (a little help from the shape-wear section helps, of course, but isn’t necessary)

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I especially LOVE the on-trend off-the-shoulder option and the shaping on those back pieces. The Wiggle is also incredibly comfortable.  Like, seriously, my husband caught me doing dishes after midnight still wearing the WD! Plus this Liverpool from Angel Textiles is pillow-y soft and super stretchy.  If you’ve never tried Liverpool, add it to your list!

Bonus: It is also a lightening fast sew! P4P is always amazing at beautiful, quick construction patterns and I love that!

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For the detail oriented seamstresses out there: I used XL graded to L in the hips (My
current measurements are 36 Overbust, 41 Bust, 33 High Waist, 41 hips) and did my standard height adjustments to account for my 5′-2″ frame as the pattern is drafted for 5′–5″. 

Hurry and checkout all the Wiggle release festivities, view photos of all the options available, checkout the mods, that will give you even more options (and snag the pattern at a discount, of course!) at Patterns for Pirates

I’d love if you would stay tuned here, or follow me on IG @clothed.in.vermillion to check-out all the Wiggles I have sewn for my closet!

And please join the community and be inspired by all the Wiggle Dress creations over in the Patterns for Pirates Facebook Group.

***Update: 10-28-17 I have added affiliate links to this post. Click them before you purchase your patterns if you would like to see more reviews at Clothed in Vermillion. Affiliate links will help me pay for more patterns and fabric, of course. ***

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