Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another Pattern Adaption

Betty designed this empire style by combing two patterns.  Instructions for this style are posted here. 
The style features of this little dress are the square neckline, button on the shoulder fully lined top.  Trim is added where the top joins the skirt. 

I combined parts of two patterns for this little A-line dress.

McCalls 6155 and New Look 6695.

McCalls for the lined short sleeves and shortened lined bodice.

Folded pattern under 2 1/2" below arm hole.

Place this over the New Look A-line matching arm holes and

after allowing for seam lines, cut out and remember to finish and leave open on the left shoulder, a one button closure.

Both shoulders if you prefer, or better yet, extend lining at center back to allow for buttons etc.

Sew trim of your choice over empire seam and hem.

McCalls 6155

New look 6695
The sky is the limit when it comes to designing your own designs.