I made a new pattern and dress design this week. I call it the Patchy Dress because it’s made from some vintage fabrics and some pink crochet trim, giving it a sort of patchwork feel.
This dress design was made from the same pattern I made when I designed my Grapes of Wrath Dress below. The Patchy dress is a new design and pattern .
For those of you familiar with bias dresses or who may have worked with the Colette Oolong pattern, you know that bias dresses can tug down in an uncomfortable way sometimes. Although I loved the way my bias Grapes of Wrath dress looked, it tugs a little when worn. I wanted to create a more practical, wearable pattern. Something a bit more casual.
I raised the waistline of the Grapes of Wrath dress, creating an empire waistline.
Then instead of laying the pattern down as one piece like before, I created a center seam on the skirt. If you lay your fabric down on opposing directions, you won’t get any weird tugging!
It has a casing at the empire, eliminating the need for a zipper! I hate sewing zippers.
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Friday’s homestead news:
Growing sprouts with kids
This week we tried making sprouts. We put the seeds in a jar and soaked them overnight. Then we rinsed them every day and after four days we had lots of sprouts!
Sprouting seeds is a great way to teach children about growing things. Alfalfa seeds sprout in just a few days, not testing the short attention span of small children. Unlike planting flowers outdoors, which takes weeks and can seem like ages to kids.
This is how many sprouts we got from the seeds after only four days.
Cool isn’t it?