Ellie and Mac
I had originally joined the
Pfffff kids! Why do they have to grow so fast? ?
When the women’s version was announced I couldn’t jump in fast enough. Everything about this pattern is so pretty!
I bought fabric to make a winter coat, but when I started assembling the pattern the project took a life of its own and I grabbed this lighter weight fabric, made some mods, and the Duchess dress was born! ?
I really really love the way it turned out!
This is how I adapted the pattern:
- Eliminated the collar;
- Lined the bodice only;
- Trimmed the back skirt a bit to have a less dramatic high-low:
- I didn’t size down, but used a 3/8″ seam allowance instead of 1/4″.
After the “coat” was done, I overlapped it, sewed it shut and added the buttons as decoration.
The fabric I used is a bit of a mystery… I ordered it online and it’s called “Jersey Lace Relief” and fiber content is poly, viscose, and elastane, but it has less than 5% stretch horizontally and none vertically, it’s like a net on top of some mesh. ??♀
Now that I got this hacked version out of my system (sometime you just have to follow your vision! ☺), I’ll get right on my winter coat!
I think what’s getting to me is that I got black fabric, and after seeing all the amazing coats the testers made, I’m feeling uninspired by my boring fabric… Has that ever happened to you?
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