How To Be Your Own Sewist? #10 The Page Dress

How To Be Your Own Sewist? #10 The Page Dress - Fabriclore


Today, I want to introduce you to an Australian independent pattern designer – Elbe Textiles.

Lauren, the designer behind Elbe Textiles has gorgeous patterns which are perfect for everyday wear. Her aesthetics all revolve around comfort. She is one of the few pattern designers that make unisex patterns and men’s patterns. I have made several of her makes. You can find them on my Instagram page. I have also made her men’s patterns for my husband and he loves them. ☺


The Fabric

This Loom-Textured Fabric is a gorgeous soft muslin. Once washed, this fabric softens further giving it a lovely drape. I was drawn to the colours on this fabric. I usually do not wear such bright colours but I am in love. 

I first considered making a Gilbert top by Helen’s Closet with this fabric. I thought the bright colours would be great as a short button-down top worn over jeans. But when I saw the drape of the fabric after the first wash, I knew I had to make a dress. 



The Pattern

I decided to make the Page dress by Elbe Textiles. I have had this pattern in my stash for a while. I fell in love with the view that has the pintucks and decided to purchase it. I never found the right fabric or the time to make that view. But I knew right away that this muslin would be perfect for view B.

I knew I wanted the bodice of this dress to be well-fitted around my neckline and bust. I, therefore, chose to cut out a straight size B. I did my normal height adjustments using the lengthen and shorten line and shortened it to fit my height. Since the cinched waist should be at my natural waist, I shortened the pattern by an inch just above my waistline. No other modifications were done. 



Sewing up the dress

I have previously mentioned Helen’s Closet and how amazing her instructions are for beginners in my earlier posts. I would include Lauren’s instructions right up with Helen. Using amazing illustrations, Lauren makes every aspect of sewing clothing very easy. I highly recommend trying out her patterns. 

My Page dress came together very fast. It basically has very few pattern pieces and the casing for the waist cord. 



Techniques you will learn

If you choose to make this garment, you will learn to 

  1. Sew inseam pockets
  2. Sew neckline and armholes using bias binding
  3. Sew a waist casing

That's all about the Page dress & how I made it.

If you're just starting to sew, explore Fabriclore's Workshop Hub to learn all the basic of sewing & start this satisfying journey of sewing. Its my tenth project with Fabriclore & I'm beyond thrilled. Which sewing project are you on now, is it fifth, tenth or is it the fiftieth? Share in the comments below


Author: Swetha Mohan

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