A sew-along finished last month: and one coming up!
On June 15th we will be starting up our summer dress in double-gauze. I have created three versions of this lovely fit-and-flare from Bootstrap. The pattern is $2.99 and comes entirely customized to fit, with or without seam allowances, and in any print format you prefer. I’m a huge fan of Bootstrap and I have extolled their virtues time and time again!
Now, the pattern’s design sketch showcases a mid-to-heavyweight, tweedy fabric:
However as you can see from my samples, I am showcasing in a double gauze. This makes for a casual, comfortable effect. The dress still has very feminine shaping, with a fullness in the hips and narrow waist. However, it performs like a well-loved garment that’s been washed and-re-washed and sun-dried. No wonder I’m having so many requests!
Double-gauze is a wonderful fabric; it handles well, as it is cotton, and has some body and not so much drape. The fabric instantly delivers an elegance and vintage/heirloom appeal that is going to turn heads. There are so many places to get double-gauze, and I’ll be talking more about this in the set-up post for the dress sew-along. But some sources to get you way too excited interested: imagine gnats, fabric.com, fabricworm, Harts Fabric, and various Etsy shops (for your timeline, watch for where they ship from!).
- Your Bootstrap pattern
- Your fabric(s)
- 1/8 yard interfacing
- Invizible zipper, 20″ (y’all know I use my colorcard from Zipperstop)
- Matching thread
That’s it! I will be demonstrating a lovely zipper installation method, as well as several seam finishes.
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See you on the 15th!
I am interested in purchasing this pattern.
Which format have people got the pattern in? I have a dxf but the file won’t open – not sure if it’s me or if my file is corrupt.
It’s you! 🙂
To answer your question, I always get my pattern in a print, 36″ PDF form, because I send it to a copy shop.
.dxf is an AutoCAD file. I don’t know if you have software that can open AutoCAD. In general, getting the format in anything but a “print” format means you plan to alter the pattern, add details, or might do that in the future. Since Bootstrap Fashion patterns already come properly sized, and since most people in this sew-along are new to Bootstrap, I recommend sticking with a print format for now. I am sure if you email Yuliya she’d be happy to resend you the pattern in a print format for you.
Please let me know if you continue to have any trouble!