Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FROCKTOBER - frocks we love: the Hazel by Victory Patterns

We're celebrating FROCKTOBER at The Drapery, 
to kick-start your spring and summer sewing!
When you buy any dress pattern plus the fabric to make it, we'll take 10% off the price 
(in store or online using code 'FROCKTOBER' at checkout). 
Plus, we've teamed up with the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
and for every pattern + fabric combo sold we'll donate $2 to this great cause.

Today's 'frock we love' is the Hazel dress by Victory Patterns, the company of lovely Canadian Kristiann Boos. The sample in our shop window receives lots of admiration and we're delighted to have this pattern back in stock.
This really is a maximum-impact-for-effort sew, rated beginner and accessible to anyone who's comfortable sewing a bust dart and a few layers together at the neckline. This version was made sleeveless simply by omitting the sleeve and finishing the arm holes with self-fabric bias tape.

 Here's a slightly out-of-focus photo of the pattern cover:
 And a sharper view of the reverse:
And dress on human:
Making a muslin of the bodice would be advisable to check fit, and measure the pattern piece at hip level to ensure there's the right amount of wiggle room there.

Victory Patterns Hazel is available in store and on our web shop here. Both these linens are also available.

- Jane & Fiona xx

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I remember this one. YESSSSS. I love it! Perhaps I need to sew this next, with long sleeves for autumn. These colors are just lovely on you, Jane.


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