SEWING LIFE MAGAZINE NO 00
A simple dress with design changes that make it suitable for any season
About Sewing Life Magazine 00
With this free trial issue you get a pattern for a basic oversized dress with kimono sleeves.
It’s a great, versatile pattern, suitable for both woven fabrics and knits for all seasons and weather conditions, depending on your fabric choice and styling.
We have been using different fabrics such as shirting cotton, printed silk, chiffon and wool knit.
For our readers in both hemispheres, we have made four different versions for each season. We are showing you how to make any design changes necessary to get the same look.
In the magazine you will find articles that teach you how to make all the design changes, an article on sewing with the difficult diva-fabrics, several that show you all of the sewing techniques needed (step-by-step) to get you the finish you want on your dress, and plenty of style inspiration.
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The spring dress is made up in a classic shirting cotton and has a relaxed, everyday style.
To get the shirt dress look, we have added a classic curved hem.
You can learn how to make this design change on page 34 of the magazine.
For summer we dreamed about a beach cover caftan. The caftan is sewn in chiffon and has a lot of lovely details
The ties, the optional tassels and the neck-line vent gives it a perfect look for the beach. See how to make the design changes on page 56 of the magazine.
For autumn we want something that works on both warm and chillier days. This one is made without design changes in a lovely printed silk. The back has an open vent that shows just a bit of skin and a button at center back .
Wear it with tights, boots and a cardigan when it gets colder.
When it’s getting really cold, we turn to knits.
The winter version of the dress is sewn as a t-shirt dress in a lovely knit fabric with a neckline ribbing.
Add woolen tights, warm socks and boots and you are stylish AND warm. It’s a fast and easy make!
SEWING LIFE 00 PATTERN:
Download the sewing instructions and the pattern using the links below:
Sewing & printing instructions for SL 00 --> SL00_Sewing_Instructions_v2.pdf
Pattern sheet for SL 00 in Letter/A4-format to print-at-home (25 sheets): --> SL00_Oversized_Dress_Letter-A4_sec.pdf
Pattern sheet for SL 00 in A3-format to print-at-home on an A3-printer (9 sheets): --> SL00_Oversized_Dress_A3_sec.pdf
Pattern sheet for SL 00 in Copyshop 36"/A0-format to print at a large format printer or in a copy shop (1 sheet): --> SL00_Oversized_Dress_A0_36inch_sec.pdf