Liberty Rapunzel Dress

Having been to Bavaria this summer and seen Schloss Neuschwanstein (the original inspiration for Disney’s castle) and the traditional dress from the region: the Dirndl (the inspiration for Snow White’s and various Disney princesses’s dresses), I decided to make this for my 6 year old. It was such fun to make! I used pattern Simplicity 4764. Modifications: 1. after cutting out the front panel (piece No.1) I added a 4″ wide strip of Liberty Capel (held in place with Coccoina glue stick) then pinned satin ribbon in place (see pic 2 for spacing measurements) and stitched along both edges of ribbon. …

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A New Liberty Summer Shift Dress

This was a fun dress to make, I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It’s Newlook (Simplicity) pattern 6022 style A. With a pleated neckline and small pleats at the top of the sleeves, it has an elasticated gather to cinch in the back and also as a detail on the sleeves, the perfect summer shift dress! Liberty Fabric: Angelica Garla Sewing tip: when sewing the binding to the neckline sew bias onto the wrong side (inside) of the dress first then fold over and edgestitch binding on the right side (outside) of dress. This makes it much easier …

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