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Spring Forth with Creativity

wild flowers in the rain forest

Wild flowers in the Rain Forest

Recently we made a day hike to San Josef Bay on the northern west coast of Vancouver Island.

The walk through the rain forest is as beautiful as the sandy bay. These wild flowers were abundant throughout.

I hope wherever you are that you're enjoying spring too!

Interchangeable Patterns

Creative sewers often ask about inserting sleeves from one pattern into the armscye of another. There are currently 5 styles in the Petite Plus Patterns line where sleeves can be swapped.

sleeve extension

Mix and match these sleeves
to create a unique look of your own.

yoked blousewrap jacket and blouseeasy wrap dress and topperfect plus blouse and jacketperfect plus

Speaking of Creativity

Take a look at this wonderful dress in light-weight denim made by Denise Severson of Janesville WI.

Denise was a finalist in the 2012 IPCA Midnight Magic Contest and made wearable art with our All Season Dress #303.

Take note when you look at the photos that this is one dress, not two!

denise severson

Denise made several changes to the pattern for this completely reversible dress.

Front and back were cut from prepared herringbone panels. They were seamed on the lengthwise grain but cut on point. Denise says the resulting bias allows for an easier fit on a slim dress.

Denise merged the two-piece sleeves into a -length one-piece, then she cut it on the bias to fit a full upper arm.

The boat neckline was converted to a v-neck to compliment the herringbone.

To accommodate the fabric insets, the back kick pleats and centre back zip were eliminated and the side bodice and side skirt were merged.

Denise installed camouflaged side zips so that the dress could be opened from the left no matter which side was out.

Seam allowances were increased to allow for turned, top-stitched and flat-felled seams. Denise used contrast thread for her topstitching.

At the neckline facing and hem, Denise finished with bias binding.

Beautiful job, Denise!

Thanks for letting us share your artistry with other creative sewing enthusiasts.

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