Pattern Anthology Diamond Dress

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You know those chic women that can throw on a dress everyday and just look so put together?  The mom’s at Target looking like they stepped out of a magazine in their cute knit dress?  Well, that is not me.  Between years of nursing and chasing toddlers, dresses were just not on my radar.  Until now…

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Pattern Anthology has released their newest set of patterns and they are fabulous.  I sewed up the Diamond Dress by Shwin Designs.  I used a ponte from Joann’s and it worked perfectly.

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The diamond detail in the center is such a fun, flattering detail.  It’s great for colorblocking or just changing the fabric direction like I did.

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The pattern comes with cap and long sleeve lengths.  I used the long sleeve piece and cut it at the lengthen/shorten line to create my favorite 3/4 sleeves.   I also used the tip to bring in the waist by sewing clear elastic to the waist seam allowance.  I love the silhouette it creates!

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I can’t wait to wear this dressed up to church.  Or you may just see me in it with sneakers on my next Target run…

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