I take your questions, do my best to answer them, and then turn it back to readers to throw your two cents in, too!
This time, it's a question from Emily:
Q: I just started sewing a couple months ago and am obsessed, but I have a hard time finding patterns for things I want--and I refuse to pay over, like, $30 for anything in a store.
I've noticed that some of your posts are people writing in about things they've seen that they'd like to make, and I've had this problem for a few weeks now. I saw this dress and I immediately fell in love with it. It reminds me of the Oliver + S Ice Cream dress for little kids, but I'm not little-kid sized, so I can't just make that one work. Have you seen anything like this? It looks pretty easy, and while it's made of silk, I'd probably opt for cotton or linen because it will be hot and humid here in DC before I know it, and silk will not be my friend in that case.
A: Hi, Emily! You absolutely can copy that cute Anthro dress! I did a quick search of Simplicity patterns and found these options that you could easily convert by making them the length you want and cutting and piecing the three fabric colors together:
Anyone else have any ideas? Have you seen or made a similar pattern? It looks like a cute, easy-to-wear dress!
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