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The Calvari dress is such a versatile pattern that can be made with most shirting fabrics: from cotton poplin to linen, flannel or needlecord for winter, viscose or tencel for a version with more drape… Here are some example for you:

STRIPES & PLAID

1/ Chambray – Les Trouvailles d’Amandine

2/ Navy cotton gingham– Backstitch

3/ Lurex stripes – Henry & Henriette

Source images (from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom): Shein  /  Vogue Girl Japan  / New Chic / https://www.maisonchateigner.com/ / Fantasy Linen

 

CLASSIC SHIRT

1/ Linen off-white – Atelier Brunette

2/ Blue chambray– Backstitch

3/ White cotton poplin – Rascol

Source images (from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom): So linen  /  Vogue  / Margaret Howell / Pinterest / Pinterest

 

WINTER VERSION

1/ Dark forest flannel – Harts Fabrics

2/ Sundance plaid flannel– Stonemoutain Fabrics

3/ Chesnut needlecord – Henry & Henriette

Source images (from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom): Margaret Howell  /  Pinterest  / Toast / Burberry / Toast

 

The Calvari dress pattern is available in sizes 34 to 52, in both print and PDF.
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Now it’s the Lliria dress’ turn to shine. For more than a year now I’ve been wanting to add a wrap dress to the Pauline Alice sewing patterns. It’s done now and I have to say I’m so happy as its romantic and nostalgic shape is exactly what I had in mind. The Lliria dress is clearly inspired by the past, by the 40’s fashion to be precise, but it’s still contemporary and perfect for today’s life.

It’s a classic look revisited: a wrap dress but with an asymmetric button closure instead of the usual belt. The gathers and the fitted waistband highlight the figure while being comfortable. We’ve brought a special attention to details for this model: original gathered darts above the bust, a back yoke with soft gathers, curved neckline and waistband, sleeves delicately gathered into a cuff…

Lliria dress – View A

Lliria dress – View B

Lliria also offers two views: view A with ¾ sleeves and a short dress above the knee and view B with short sleeves and a midi length (below the knee).

Topstitching can also be a strong feature on the Lliria dress (along the waistband, the darts, the back yoke, the sleeve cuffs…) and why not add piping to showcase the curved lines?

For the Lliria dress, it’s very important to choose a lightweight and drapy fabric. Opt for cotton lawn, rayon, crepe, linen or silk. You’ll also need some interfacing for the waistband and 10 small buttons of approximately 1,5 cm (5/8”) wide.

Lliria dress – View B

Lliria dress – View B

Lliria dress – View A

Note: for the presentation models, we have selected a rust rayon with small flowers for view A and a pale green crepe cotton for view B.

This light and feminine dress will be your summer staple, perfect for every occasion, from a summer wedding to a simple bucolic afternoon walk!

We’ve worked hard to prepare a video tutorial following all the construction steps of the Lliria dress for next week.

 

You can find the Lliria dress pattern in the shop in both printed and PDF version.

Let me know: which one is your favourite? Lliria, Mirambell or both?

I hope you’ll like the new patterns and that they will join your summer wardrobe very soon. See you next week for the tutorials!

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