Spring Dress Tour and Sale Day Two

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Day one has come and gone and we’re beginning day two of our Spring Dress Tour!

Again, we’re highlighting three lovely dress patterns in our repertoire.  Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post sponsored by 5oo4 and Sly Fox Fabrics!  You won’t regret it!

Also, because we love you we’ve got some awesome FREE spring cut files new on the site.  Get ’em HERE!

Let’s get right to today’s patterns:

Rosanna Tank, Tankini, Swim Dress & Dress

Rosanna is a lovely sew and brings all the compliments with it!

Here are the details:

Rosanna is a peplum tank, tankini, dress and swim dress. It features unique side princess seaming, a low ballerina back (with optional back straps), FBA bodice and an optional built-in bra with 6 sewing cup sizes. Choose either a full or half circle skirt with a peplum (tankini), swim dress, short dress or long dress lengths.

Options Include:

  • Regular Bodice and 1″ FBA Bodice pieces.
  • Peplum, Swim Dress, Short or Long Full Circle Skirt Lengths.
  • Finish arms and neckline with binding, bands or elastic.
  • Thin or thick back strap and basic instructions that you can use for infinite creative backs.
  • 2 Neckline Options: High or Low Scoop
  • Sizing from XXS-5XL

Fabric Talk:

Bodice requires a fabric with 4-way stretch of at least 50% both horizontally and vertically.

Look for fabrics with’Lycra’ or ‘spandex’ in the fabric content. Cotton Lycra, brushed poly, nylon spandex swim and heavier bamboo
spandex are all good choices. Fabrics with a higher stretch percentage (75% or more) are not recommended, but
will work with modifications.

You *may* want to size down if using swim.

Always make your muslin in a similarfabric as your final garment.

Skirts require a 2-way knit fabric with at least 30% horizontal stretch.

Fabric choicewill impact how your skirt looks in a big way. Light to medium weight fabrics (brushed poly, bamboo lycra, lighter
jersey) will drape and lay closer to your body. Heavier weight fabrics with more structure (ponte, scuba, liverpool)
will flare out more from your body, also making the skirt appear shorter. Knits with a higher amount of vertical
stretch may need elastic in the waist seam for stablity. Any knit that meets the stretch requirement will work, but
may not give the same results.
Bands and bindings require a fabric with AT LEAST 50% stretch and MUST CONTAIN at least 5% Lycra/
spandex for good recovery. Yardage is calculated using 60″ wide knit fabric.

 

Fortunately Sly Fox Fabric has you covered!

Brushed Poly

ITY/DTY

Cotton Spandex

Modal

These are just a few options

Get your Rosanna HERE

Here are a few of our team makes to get you inspired

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Pictured Above: Size Small
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Pictured Above: 2XL
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Above: Size Large
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Pictured Above: Size Small

 

Gloria Peplum & Dress

Gloria ticks all the boxes when it comes to comfort and beauty!

Here are the details:

Gloria features a flattering fitted bust and waist with multiple sleeve and neckline options.  Two half circle skirt options flow freely from the waist line, composing the most flattering of silhouettes for all body types.

Options Include:

  • Regular Bodice and 1″ FBA Bodice pieces.
  • Peplum, Short or Long Skater Skirt Lengths
  • Peplum, Short or Long Hi Lo Skirt Lengths (with instructions on how to combine for a more dramatic Hi Lo effect)
  • Traditional Sleeve with 5 Lengths: Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long
  • Split Sleeve with 4 Lengths: Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long
  • 2 Neckline Options: High or Low Scoop
  • Full Bust Adjustment Tutorial section
  • Instructions on making the Gloria skirts without the bodice or adding a Circle Skirt to the Gloria bodice
  • Sizing from XXS-5XL

Fabric Talk:

This pattern requires a 2-way or 4-way light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 50% horizontal stretch
and good recovery. Look for fabrics with ‘Lycra’ or ‘spandex’ in the fabric content. Lighter cotton Lycras, rayon
spandex, brushed poly, rayon french terry and bamboo spandex are all good choices. Knits with a higher amount
of vertical stretch may need elastic in the waist seam for stablity.

Any knit that meets the stretch requirement will work, but may not give the same results.

Bands and bindings require a fabric with AT LEAST 50% stretch and MUST CONTAIN at least 5% Lycra/
spandex for good recovery. Measurements are based on 56” knit fabric width and in yards. Extra fabric may be
required to match patterns or stripes or if you need additional length.
You may need less yardage for smaller size bodices using non-directional fabric.

Fortunately Sly Fox Fabric has you covered!

Brushed Poly

ITY/DTY

Cotton Spandex

Modal

These are just a few options

Get your Gloria HERE

Check out these makes:

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Pictured Above: Size 4XL
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Above: Size XS
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Pictured Above: Size XL

 

Escapade Top & Dress

This is a fun a flirty pattern that is so satisfying to make!

Here are the details:

The Escapade Top and Dress has plenty of options to help you get through a hot summer!

Options Include:

  • Bra/Bikini, Tank/Tankini, Swim dress/summer dress
  • Shelf bra with optional removable cups
  • Straps can be made into a halter, sewn straight, or crossed
  • Tank can have regular or banded hem
  • Maternity option for tank and dress
  • Optional ruching for non-maternity tank and dress
  • Sizing form XXS-5XL

Fabric Talk:

This pattern requires knit fabric with 4-way 50% stretch; lycra blends such as brushed polyester, supplex, rayon,
and nylon lycra will work well for it. Lycra helps the fabric keep its shape. A fabric without lycra will become
baggier throughout the day. Measurements are based on 56” knit fabric width and in yards.

Fortunately Sly Fox Fabric has you covered!

Brushed Poly

ITY/DTY

Cotton Spandex

Modal

These are just a few options

Get your Escapade HERE

Look at these lovely makes:

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Pictured Above: Size Medium
Above: Large
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Pictured Above: XLarge

 

Those are your highlighted patterns for today!

Need to catch up on the the rest of the tour? Here ya go:

Join us for Day One

Go to Day Three

Here’s your Day Four

Check out Day Five

It’s GIVEAWAY time!

Sly Fox Fabrics and 5 out of 4 Patterns have come together to giveaway one awesome prize this week.

Here’s you can enter to win:

Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below.

  1. Join both SFF and 5oo4 on Facebook
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  3. Subscribe to SFF and 5oo4 on Youtube

It’s that simple!  One winner will be chosen Monday April 15!

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