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Favorite Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns

If there’s a dress style we love for its ability to transition from summer to fall, it’s the shirtdress. Inspired by the button-up shirt, modern shirtdress patterns take on a variety of forms from shifts to vintage-inspired fit-and-flare designs and … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Pattern Picks from BurdaStyle

Ty from Burdastyle.com joins us today with her top picks for sundress patterns.  In order for a regular dress to be considered a “sundress” I think it needs to show a little skin, and always have bare shoulders. I love … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Isla Dress Pattern by Made by Rae

Amanda, here! Yay for sundress week! A bit of background before I hop into my pattern pick…so hold tight. When I started sewing, I focused on all dresses, all the time. After an extended break from sewing garments for myself, … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 3: Sewing a Placket

The Darling Ranges Dress is such a lovely take on the shirtdress – and the pattern includes a blouse and shift dress (sans the skirt) too! Pattern designer Megan Nielsen joins us today to share her tips and techniques for installing the dress’s placket. (And if … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch

The Lago Tank is a free digital pattern from Itch to Stitch; grab yours today and follow the tips below for an easy knit summer tank. Kate’s Take on the Lago I haven’t had the Lago tank pattern very long, … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 2: Adding Inseam Pockets

If you’ve been around the Sew News blog long enough, you know we love a dress with pockets around here! Better yet, a dress that incorporates pockets while staying feminine and flirty and NOT adding bulk. Thank you, Darling Ranges … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 1: Setting Sleeves

Shirtdresses are one of our favorite summertime makes here at SN HQ. And today, you have many design options, including Megan Nielsen’s Darling Ranges Dress. In flowy or more structured fabrics, this dress is an indie fave, with its modern … Continue reading

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