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Marina Dress - Woven pattern hack

You asked and here it is...the ALL woven version of the Marina Dress!  With a few simple modifications to the MARINA DRESS PATTERN, you can make your knit bodice with woven fabrics too.  Please note that the Marina Dress was tested as specified in the original pattern as a knit bodice with woven skirt.  I have made the 4t for the purpose of this tutorial, all other sizes have NOT been tested with a woven bodice.  Always remember to test your fit with a muslin or inexpensive fabric.Step 1: Overlay your pattern piece onto a larger sheet of paper.  Add 3/8" (1cm) to the fold line of your bodice front. Also by this same amount, bring in the side curve toward...

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Pleated bodice & high-low skirt tutorial with guest blogger Misia Mould

Can you believe it is already Day 4 of the Blog Tour!? I love watching everyone come up with their own variations of the Lil Luxe Dress and Misia Mould’s tutorial has my mind reeling with even more possibilities! If you haven’t came across Misia’s work yet, you are in for a treat. I have followed her on Instagram for a while now and I just love seeing her garments come across my feed. She has such an eye for picking out fabrics and creating clothing with a soft ethereal feel to them!!!

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Ombre Dip Dye Skirt Tutorial

Ombré is a French word meaning “to shade” and is often used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark. You can choose to do a monochromatic color scheme for a sophisticated look or you can combine different complimentary colors.  The technique is quite simple, today I’ll be showing you two ombre styles for a knee length tulle skirt on the Lil Luxe Dress but you can use this technique for a regular skirt too. For this tutorial you will need: A large bucket A mixing stick Vinegar Rit dye liquid or powder A measuring cup Rubber gloves A hanger with clips Nylon tulle Make sure you have 100% Nylon...

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Lil Luxe Dress 3/4 Sleeve pattern hack

Hello everyone!!!! After we released the Lil Luxe Dress, we had several requests for a long sleeve option. Ask and you shall receive!!!  What we love about the Lil Luxe Dress is you have two dresses in one pattern…a fancy version and an everyday version.  We couldn’t wait until next week when our blog tour is set to begin to start showing you all the different ways you can wear, accessorize and modify your pattern.  So today we have a fun little tutorial for you on how to create a 3/4 sleeve from the cap sleeve included in the pattern

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