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Art Gallery series: Lara + 15% discount on AG fabrics at 1000Stoff

By Thursday,19 May,2016Blog

I love Lara‘s little story about tailored dresses and fabric prints! ;) But I’m especially pleased to read that the Louisa dress pattern was spot on for her. That’s the biggest compliment a pattern designer can get. Thanks a lot Lara for this colourful Louisa dress. I love it!

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Gosh, this was a big challenge. Sewing a new dress pattern for the first time is always a little adventure. And this one does not belong to the one-size-fits-most category of dresses. On the opposite, it is meant to follow the shapes of the body neatly. Means either it fits or it looks awful.

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But this was not all. The fabric was given, it was sponsored by Art Galley fabrics. Don´t get me wrong, I was enthusiastic about the sponsorship, I love the fabric design and I really love Art Gallery fabrics. Thank you so much dear Marte for all your energy and engagement!

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But I would never have chosen a colorful pattern in pink, turquoise and purple for a dress for myself. Even the same pattern in seven shades of grey would have meant a big challenge for me. Most of the times I choose solid colors for the clothes I am wearing (like here please link to http://1000stoff.blogspot.de/2016/05/inari-tee-dress-aus-denim-1000stoff.html) .

But so what, no risk no fun – I went for it and I love it!

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As the amount of fabric was not enough for an adults size I decided to combine it with dark grey cotton paper touch and neon piping in between. The matching solid fabric from art gallery turned into a big bag, a perfect team for summer 2016.

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Except from getting rid of the little sleeves I did not change anything on the pattern. It fits perfect without any adjustments. When I tried it on for the first time I could not believe it. I worked with some extra seam allowance just in case, but I had to trim the extra cm in the end.

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It is elegant and relaxed at the same time. Next time I will try a longer version, a kind of maxi dress maybe with slits at both sides and without the kangaroo pocket.

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Dear Marte, thank you so much for asking me into your contributors team. This project reminded me of one important thing: It is always worth taking new challenges!

Pattern: Louisa Dress for Women, Compagnie M.
Material: Art Gallery cotton and grey cotton

1000stoff  has a lot of Art gallery fabrics (jerseys and cotton) on offer. With the codeword „Compagnie M.“ in your message you get a 10% discount on any Art Gallery fabric at 1000stoff.dawanda.com until May, 22nd. I am looking forward to seeing you there and be invited to visit 1000stoff.blogspot.de!

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