Tiered Trim Dress with BERNINA

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Recently, I came across a gorgeous Anthropologie dress made out of denim with trim sewn all over it. I was instantly intrigued, and remembered I had some very similar trim I picked up from Harmony Provo (a local fabric shop). I went back to shop to get more trim (40 yards total!) and some Robert Kauffman chambray to recreate this dress.

This post is only meant to share some photos of the project, but keep reading for the link to the full tutorial. I like to keep a record of everything I make here!

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It did take a while to sew on all the trim, but I finished the dress in one week, only working on it at night. I’m thrilled with the finished result. You can read the full sew-along tutorial over on BERNINA USA’s blog weallsew.com!

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Thanks for reading along!

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Rugby Dress with Harmony

 

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You guys, this is my new go to winter dress. It. Is. Everything.

I recently visited one of my MOST favorite fabric shops here in Utah. It’s called Harmony and it’s located at 315 E Center Street, Provo. You can also find them on Instagram @harmonyprovo. It is the most charming fabric store I’ve ever been to. Aside from their stunning fabric collection, they also sell yarn, gifts and offer some really fun classes year round.

How cute is this store!?

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They just started carrying some great Merchant and Mills garment sewing patterns. Sometimes these can be a little hard to get a hold of in the U.S (for a decent price). These are currently going for $13.50 each at Harmony.

I chose the Rugby Dress pattern because I love the simple silhouette, but also the structure that the collar and cuffs add to the design. It’s a loose fit but just perfectly so. I sewed up a size 10, and didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern. I ended up chopping a few inches of the hemline, it’s quite long. The directions are great, easy to follow, and I’m so so happy with this dress.

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Let’s talk fabric. I was originally thinking linen for this dress but then I found this gorgeous plaid wool at Harmony and it was all over for me. (And there’s still some left!). It’s thick, warm and so so cozy. Throw on some tights and boots and you’re ready to go. I’m thinking I need to make a spring/summer version of this dress in linen too. This is hands down one of my most favorite makes.

I also found these awesome vintage buttons there. If you need buttons or trim… Harmony has the coolest selection guys.

If you’re ever in town make sure to stop in!! Happy sewing!

 

A Party Dress

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Since it’s officially Olivia’s birthday month, I thought we’d kick it off with this cute dress pattern I recently found. I decided to make this dress for Olivia’s first birthday coming up in a few weeks. I absolutely love how it turned out. The sizing is right on, the pattern is very easy to follow with step by step instructions and pictures. I found this pattern at Harmony Provo, my new FAVORITE fabric store. It’s a charming little store located at 315 E Center Street, Provo UT. Check out their website at Harmony Provo.Β They have the best fabric selection (modern, trendy, and vintage kind of stuff), and they also have the best selection of ribbon and trim I have ever seen! It’s also a great stop for knitting supplies.

I found my fabric for this little dress at Harmony Provo:

Briar Rose by Heather Ross #37023 & Pink Shot Cotton by Kaffe Fassett #SC83

photo 1This is the pattern I found there. You can find it at Harmony Provo, or order it online atΒ The Cottage Mama. There are lots of great kids patterns on this website.

01Happy Birthday month to my sweet baby!!