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The "Eos" Back Drop April 01 2014, 0 Comments

 

 

When Figgy's releases a pattern that shows the bare back of a little one I recieve one of two responses 1. (my favorite) I LOVE IT!  2. (not my favorite) I don't love it!
As much as I'd love everyone to love every Figgy's design I know they won't, but I do love to try and please most of you. So for those of you that love the "Eos" dress/blouse but feel the back is too low for your taste this post is for you!  You'll need a straight edge ruler, French curve or some type of object that can mimic the curve in the back, pen or pencil, tracing paper and the EOS pattern.

 

The first question to ask yourself is how high you'd like to raise the back curve.  Remember you can't raise it clear up to the back of the neck unless you want to insert a zipper or you can if you are using a knit fabric.  The reason? It won't go over their head when dressing.  I would suggest only raising the drop between 2-3".  You also want to measure the child you're sewing for from the back of the neck to the waist and compare that to the pattern piece.  You may find that the child is short waisted and you really don't have to raise it that high.  It is designed to be above the waistline by 2".  

 

 

For this example I chose to raise the back 2".  
You simply extend the center back line by 2".

 

 

Next using a French Curve, or an object that can mirror the curve of the back as closely as possible, align the curve then move it up to match the extension.

 

 

You'll repeat this with the back lining by laying the traced pattern a top the lining pattern to have an exact curve match.

 

 

It's as simple as that!

Now you can make an "Eos" without any back showing!  

 

Happy Sewing - Shelly

 


the goddess of dawn March 20 2014, 5 Comments

 

 

 
One year ago I came across this post  and instantly fell in love with everything my eyes laid eyes on.  I loved the girls, the clothes and I especially fell in love with Alexia's eye for just the perfect fabric.  I go into quilters cotton overload sometimes with it's over use in garments and it was refreshing to see a talent such as Lexi using gorgeous garment fabrics. (Don't get me wrong I love a nice quilters cotton just like the rest of you but it's not meant for EVERY garment.) In September of 2013 I see this post and am blown away.  I thought to myself, this girl has some serious talent and I must get to know her and I would love to work with her.  So I went for it and asked if she'd like to work with me on a new pattern and a few months later I'm so pleased and proud to announce the newest Figgy's pattern by Alexia Sotelo.

"Eos"

goddess of the dawn

 

  

This gorgeous dress is a treat for little ones for all special occasions or for the very girly girl.  Complete with 9 perfectly placed pin tucks, gathers at the shoulder, fully lined with a beautiful scoop back and adorned with the most professionally placed bow.  Alexia you have out done yourself!

  

 

 

The "Eos" dress will be available April 1, 2014 in PDF format.  But.... I'm so happy to report that you can purchase the PDF pattern beginning today for 20% off!  Please use coupon code LEXI20 when purchasing.  This coupon code is good for only 1 week so grab your pre-sale pattern now!  And I can't release this special pattern and hand out a special early bird coupon without some sort of a fun giveaway can I?  Enter below to win a copy of the EOS PDF pattern along with 2 yards of gorgeous Michael Miller Eyelet fabric to create your own special dress.

 

  

Happy Sewing-
Shelly