I am beyond excited to announce that the Grace Dress PDF pattern is now live. This pattern has been an absolute joy to work on in collaboration with Abby Huston – @abby_sews. I first spotted Abby’s beautiful self drafted design through Instagram earlier this year and instantly thought that members of the sewing community would love to get their hands on this lovely design. So I reached out to Abby to see if she would like to collaborate with me on bringing this pattern to life and lucky for all of us sewing enthusiast she said yes!!
As a special treat to all my blog subscribers and those who take the time to visit my blog and read it’s content we are offering 20% of the Grace PDF pattern until midnight Australian EST 19th July 2021 by using the code GRACE20.
Creating PDF patterns can be an extremely daunting process if you have no idea what is involved or what needs to be done. Maybe it is the trainer in me – I was a trainer at a local design school for 5 years – but I love to share my knowledge about all things sewing and pattern making. Creating a PDF pattern was something Abby had thought about doing but was not sure how to make it all happen. This collaboration was a perfect match.
The Grace PDF is a vintage-inspired sundress in two versions, whose components can be mixed and matched as you please. View A, is a midi-length sundress with long and functional shoulder ties, a scooped front and back fully-lined bodice with bust darts, and a gathered skirt with side-seam pockets. The inside is cleanly finished with optional French seams, and features a deep hem.
View B features one set of straps that attach to the front fully-lined bodice and button in back, a waist casing with ties that thread through and tie at the sides, and a midi-length tiered skirt with side seam pockets.
This pattern has been drafted for a height of 170cm ( 5’7”). Lengthening and shortening lines have been provide to adjust according to your height.
This is an intermediate beginner pattern with the following sewing skills used.
- optional French seams
- double turn hem
- buttonhole (View B only)
Variations and hacks
There are many pattern hack options to be explored for this pattern. You omit the skirt to create a cute summer top, create a skirt from the tier pattern pieces and even create a Grace set. Tiers can be shortened or lengthen, added and removed to create different length Grace dresses.
This top and dress is suitable for lightweight, woven fabrics like cotton lawn, voile, batiste, poplin, lightweight linen, or viscose. Make sure you wash your fabric prior to cutting your garment to reduce the risk of shrinkage. Fabric meterage table can be found in the images.
- coordinating thread
- 2 x 1.5cm (5/8”) wide buttons (view B only)
- fusing scraps for button hole (view B only)
- US size 2 to size 30
- AU/UK size 6 to size 34