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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    It may be possible? It’s kind of a Dolman style, the band at the bottom is what creates the sleeve look.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    No, no additional seam allowance, just marking so you can make your fox.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    I have made it more times without a sleeve than with, ha! It’s a favorite for summer around here. Anyway, I just leave the sleeve off and line the bodice. Like Liesl said, the kimono sleeve makes it look short sleeved. In this post I talk about how to line the bodice: https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2015/06/fox-playtime-dress.html

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    Thank you for having me Liesl and Rachel! I am excited to see everyone’s finished product.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    What about the Hopscotch or the Butterfly? Personally I like the swingset in lightweight fabrics.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    That’s a shame, I am to the point where I want and crave a nice, detailed and technical sew. I long for a four scissor pattern. The simple ones do get made, and they are wardrobe staples, but I fear I am going to get bored and it won’t be fun or a challenge any more.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    You could easily use the Women’s Metro T-shirt pattern from Liesl and Co. Especially with the tunic you already purchased, you can measure where to cut the shirt pattern to make the skirt. This tutorial should help, just make the skirt portion longer: http://oliverands.com/community/blog/2014/02/customizing-the-raglan-peplum-ruffle.html

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    Yes, yes yes @motherof5!! That would be aaaaahmazing!

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    I agree with the above, I was making what I liked for my oldest, then getting annoyed when she would only wear it once it twice. I finally figured out that I needed to ask her opinion on basically everything.

    Her current favorites are the school bus tee, field trip Raglan and the swingset skirt. She has more of a casual style, so I always try and keep that in mind.

    Lately I have been buying a lot from raspberry creek fabric on etsy, I let my 10yo browse with me and show me what she likes, then I narrow it down. This shop is my favorite because the carry Art Gallery and Riley Blake knits at killer prices: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RaspberryCreekFabric

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    The boutique sewer program was discontinued earlier this year: http://oliverands.com/about/boutique/

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    I always prewash everything. I make sure when I buy Rayon that it is a kind that can be washed, I don’t have the time to hand wash or to take it to the cleaners.

    I typically wash in warm and then dry on medium heat the first time, because there is a very good chance it will eventually slip past me and end up being dried or washed warm so it’s best to get the shrinkage out of the way. When I pay attention to the laundry, though, I wash in cold and hang dry then iron as needed. I sew quite a bit with rayon and never have had a problem.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    That’s the beauty of these challenges, they aren’t required. If you don’t have the time or the will to join, then don’t:)

    I loved the color theme, I tend to go bright, so it was fun to try out a monochrome look. Maybe a holiday theme? Christmas dresses and dapper boy outfits will be right around the corner.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    I really enjoyed getting outside my box and trying this challenge. I think it would be fun every other month, or maybe once a quarter?, to have some sort of thing like this. Whether it is a color challenge or pattern challenge, or whatever else your creative minds think up. Just me thinking out loud here 😉

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    Liesl’s FBA instructions are top notch. I was leery of trying it when I first started sewing for myself, but I shouldn’t have been.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    I donate our old ones to a local church thrift store. They sell locally what they can and send the others that are still useable, but maybe not sellable, to poorer countries where they give them for free.

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