Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The A-line

Your grades? Classes? Nope. This A-line refers to the simple A-line dress which I have been playing around with a little - a little experiment you might say. Must be the mad scientist in me.

First up the straight A-line, nothing fancy about that one, but a cool comfy throw-it-on-and-go summer dress. That works well in my life ~ and more importantly in my daughters no muss no fuss attitude. This one is done in Michael Miller's popular ironwork fabric which I adore. Next up the straight pieced A-line. Pretty simple variation, but hey check out the fabric, Amy Butler Belle again, yes I know, I have a thing about Amy's fabrics. Anyway, the pink one is ta dot from Michael Miller, ever the staple around here ~ that fabric goes with everything ~ yes I mean everything. Well ok perhaps I am exaggerating a wee bit. Finally, a circle pieced A-line, a little trickier to assemble and a little more interesting. There are endless variations of course, just about any way you can stitch fabrics together you can assemble this one. I had to stop here - how many A-line dresses can one girl need anyway? Err don't answer that.

1 comment:

Bearpawquilter said...

Where is this pattern from? Big pattern Co.? Small designer? Etsy? I have a granddaughter to sew for now. I am getting lots of inspiration from your site. Fun. Only problem, the young moms are so used to cotton knit kids clothes they don't iron. I'm afraid the things I make will languish in the bottom of the basket until too small and outgrown.