The weather is finally beginning to cool down here in Northern Virginia and I’m getting to experience my first fall in over 10 years. It’s so wonderful! With that comes some much needed sewing for all those cold weather clothes my family will need. Some of the sewing is not too exciting, like solid sweatpants for my boys or long sleeved tshirts. I did get the opportunity to sew up one really really fun dress though.
Megan Nielsen Patterns recently released her latest pattern, the Dove blouse. It’s a v-neck blouse with the option of bell sleeves, flared sleeves or short sleeves and it has the most lovely curved hem. I’ve been loving the trend of bell sleeves, so I knew I wanted to choose the bell sleeve option for my first Dove. I decided it would be fun to have a dress too, so I extended the pattern in to a simple a-line dress while still keeping that amazing curved hem.
I’ve written up a full tutorial with graphics describing the process I took to extend the pattern and make sure the skirt portion of the dress fit over my hips comfortably. That tutorial is available on Megan Nielsen Patterns blog Design Diary. You can view the post HERE.
Until next time, I will be sewing up more fall/winter clothes. Next up are some warm vests for my daughter.
Pattern: Dove Blouse
Designer: Megan Nielsen Patterns