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So I have a history with Amelia. She and I did battle (I am not exaggerating) about nine months ago. She won that round, but I am back for revenge.
I will save you from heartache and just tell you, “You CANNOT make an Amelia with Doodles fabric!” You will pull your hair out, throw things, and possibly cry in a moment of weakness. You can, however, make a Fan-Tas-Tic Amelia with Brush Poly.
This was the only pattern I hadn’t made since Bella Sunshine Designs expanded their size range. So it makes me very happy to have finally checked it off the list. I love BSD’s patterns because they include a Full Bust Adjustment with all ladies patterns. This saves me the time and, honestly, the effort of doing it myself. Also the designer goes above and beyond to make sure the fit is spot on, everything is well tested, and that you will feel great when wearing your dress.
This pattern features three length options Top, Knee Length Dress, and Maxi. You can also choose between sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long. I am wearing a Knee Length Dress with short sleeves. I adjusted the bicep one inch. If you aren’t sure how to do that, here is a short video demo I made.
I bought this fabric as a bundle from Sew So English back in March. The floral is a Double Brushed Poly called Black Aspen and the Dots are called Black Dot. 🙂 It is a Single Brushed Poly. I picked this out in March because I couldn’t resist flowers and dots.
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I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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