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The Lorelei Dress

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Author LilyGiggle
Price $7.95
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by Haygood, Amber
on April 30th, 2013

“love this so unique and original! So many possibilities!”

This Lorelei was designed with several things in mind. First, I wanted a very basic dress that would be a great starting point for beginner sewists, especially those interested in trying out stretch knits for the first time. I also wanted a dress that would allow the use of all those beautiful fabrics out there, but at less than a yard needed, wouldn’t break the budget. Lastly, I wanted to continue to create new ways to recycle those t-shirts…a nice little mix of something old and something new combined to create something lovely. Of course, stretch knit off the bolt will do the trick as well. This versatile design comes with the option of a dress or a top as well as long sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves for year-around appeal!

Designed for beginner sewists...with glossary of terms and very detailed instructions.

No serger is needed! Directions are given for sewing on a regular sewing machine.

Sizes 12 months-8 years


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Fabric ~ 3/4 yard woven fabric*** -
7/8 yard woven fabric***(depending on size)
5/8 yard woven fabric*** for top option
1 XL or larger t-shirt or
½ yard stretch knit for ¾ sleeves or 5/8 yard for long sleeves
Additional t-shirts or non-fraying lightweight fabric for ruffles

***stretch knit can be substituted for woven fabric on the body of the dress but do not use a woven fabric for the sleeves as they are sized for stretch knits only.

by Haygood, Amber
on April 30th, 2013

love this so unique and original! So many possibilities!

by Tiffanyann714
on January 7th, 2013

Easy instructions, very versatile. Love this.

by smith, lisa
on May 29th, 2012

This pattern is the neice loved it! I made a skirt to come out from under it out of the same fabric as the sleeves. It turn out great!