DULCIE DRESS: FREE PATTERN!March 24, 2017
I am super excited about introducing the Dulcie dress for two reasons - 1/ I love the design and think you will too, and 2/ The pattern is free! Simply subsribe to sewpony HERE and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the zip folder containing the files to download (instructions, home print file and shop print file). You can also join the sewpony patterns facebook to share you pics and to see what others are making with sewpony patterns! The pattern comes in sizes 12mo, 18mo, 2-10 years. The pattern is a development on this dress and this dress. I ended up omitting the square neckline that I first drafted at the back because the dolman sleeves dragged the neckline open too much. The sleeves of the first two dresses I made were extended in width quite a lot in the final pattern. Here are some more details about the dress...
The Dulcie dress is a simple and easy wearing dress. It features dolman sleeves which can be made short or slightly longer with turn up cuff and buttons. Do you love piping? Add it to the shoulder seams and pockets. Dulcie is a high waisted dress and features a square or round neck line at the front. A half pointed collar can also be added to the rounded neckline. The skirt is gathered and features optional piped patch pockets. The back has a rounded neckline and closes with an invisible zip. Add little decorative bows at the bodice/skirt side seams for fun. A relatively quick sew, you will want to sew more than just one! Suitable for woven fabrics.
Some details about the Dulcies my girls are wearing...Isabella wears a square neck Dulcie with piped shoulder seams and pockets and some sweet little bows at the side seams. Fabric is by Rashida Coleman Hale for Cotton and Steel from Hawthorne Threads. This colour way is no longer available, but the blue colour way is equally stunning.
Juliette wears a round neck Dulcie with half collar and plain pockets. The bodice and pocket fabric is the divine Wolf and Rita Feathers fabric from Mon Depot in Belgium (a kind gift from the lovely An of StraightGrain). The skirt is a soft brushed grey cotton from Spotlight.
I love that Dulcie offers sleeves without technically having to add sleeves (my least favourite part of sewing dresses!). See some of the tester versions on IG for more Dulcie inspiration. Speaking of testers, a big thank you to my secret posse of enthusiastic sewers! Thank you An, Anke, Emi, Iris, Jenya, Miranda, Nelleke, Renee and Zoe! And an extra special thank you to Jenya from While she was sleeping, for her thorough proof reading and enthusiasm for this project!
Search and tag your dress with #dulcie dress and #sewponypatterns on social media to connect with other sewers from around the world!! You can also now share photos in the new sewpony patterns facebook group here!!
So go ahead and get sewing your first Dulcie dress! I hope you will love it!