A Liberty Avery Dress

Monday, October 6, 2014

So, sew-a-longs.  I think I like them.

This is the third sew-a-long I have participated in.  The first was for a Japanese pattern that I had been wanting to sew, the second was for a Modkid bag that I wanted to try, and now, a sew-a-long for a dress pattern that I meant to get when it was released originally - The Avery Dress from Modkid.

A drop waist - yes, please.  Seemed pretty simple.  So, I bought the pattern and joined in.  But, for some reason, I couldn't choose fabric....

Then, I remembered the lovely Liberty of London lawn that my oldest son brought me back from his Europe trip last summer....and, being daring, I cut into the Liberty...

Here's the result:

Enough pictures??!!

The dress has a lined bodice, and a bunch of options - sleeveless, long sleeves, or these super-cute puff short sleeves.  Knowing my child, I made sure that the elastic was very, very loose or she would never wear them.  There's also a cute little pocket which I intended to add, but I lost it and didn't find it until the dress was put together.....next time....because there will surely be a next time for this pattern!


  1. Beautiful Janice! I never seem to look at the Modkid patterns and I think it's because of all the bright colours and prints used in the advertising shots. This dress of yours on the other hand, would absolutely sell the pattern!

  2. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only that loses pieces while sewing! Love it!!

  3. That is really sweet! Your version looks really professional... I wouldn't have looked twice at that pattern but I love the way you sewed it.

  4. Gorgeous dress! I love the combo of Liberty and chambray.:)

  5. Such a sweet dress!

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