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This time I really wanted to create a very special dress that would be perfect for any special occasion that might require longer sleeves. I was inspired by one of our favorite holiday classics, The Nutcracker, hence why this one is named “Clara”. My Clara features a beautiful square neckline which is trimmed in delicate lace and pretty ribbon. The sleeves are full and not quite full length and they have a gorgeous satin ribbon bows on them. Clara also has a beautiful double layer skirt and the underskirt has a pretty ruffle. Finally, a sash which ties into a big bow in the back of the dress. This dress also uses lace to add that special feminine touch. if you love the look of heirloom dresses, you will adore Clara!
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I have made this pattern in several different sizes its wonderful! Love love love this pattern.
A rotary cutter
A cutting mat
A quilter’s ruler
Fabrics ~ main print, contrasting fabric for sash and fabric for the underskirt
Lots of straight pins
Satin ribbon ( 3/8” wide & 7/8” wide)
Lace ( in 3 widths ~ 1” wide, 2” wide & 3” - 4” wide)
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© 2011 Olabelhe
This pattern is for personal use only.
“Fair use” of this pattern is subject to the following conditions:
There can be No resale or reproduction of this pattern in part or whole without written consent from the designer Dawn Hansen. This includes sharing, tracing or forwarding the pattern to anyone except the original purchaser.
No mass production or large quantity sale is permitted using this pattern (greater than 6 dresses) without prior consent from the designer Dawn Hansen.
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