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The Rachel dress is a lovely design that is beautiful for any special occasion. The bodice features diagonal pintucking that may be enhanced, if you choose, with tiny seed pearls or hand embroidered flowers at each intersection of the tucks. A softly pleated skirt is a charming alternative to gathers and gives a “young lady” feel to the dress. A velvet or satin ribbon sash belt finishes the look. The finished dress is designed to be “Tea Length”, falling to slightly below the mid-calf. A stunning look for this dress would be separate fabrics for the bodice and the skirt, e.g. a silk bodice and a velvet skirt. A velvet bodice and a taffeta skirt would also be a beautiful look, in which case, I would omit the tucks for a velvet bodice.
Heirloom technique for this pattern: Pin Tucks
-Fabric of choice
-2 spools of matching thread
-Buttons-4-5 depending on dress size
-1" wide ribbon-1 yard
-Twin Needle for sewing machine(see note below for alternative method)
-Pin tuck foot-optional
-Hand sewing needles
19 pages, 26 photos
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This dress was my first "big" project. It was super easy and Sara was available for every question i had.
“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 Sara Norris. 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 garments) without prior consent from the designer Sara Norris ltd. Garments made using this pattern for sale must clearly give credit to Ellie Inspired as the designer of the dress.