I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, keeping a secret for quite a while now. And today is the day that I get to make a very VERY exciting announcement!!! I have collaborated with some of my very favorite sewing friends to create an eBook with 10 amazing dress designs that I think you’re going to love! Five & Ten Designs is debuting today with our first pattern book, Volume 1. The basic premise behind our work is this: we’ve taken one basic pattern block – the bodice block in this case – and from that, we’re showing you how to design 10 totally unique dresses!
The designers behind this new venture are: Jessica Abbott from The Sewing Rabbit, Delia Randall of Delia Creates, Jessica Christian from Craftiness is Not Optional, Heidi Kettner of Elegance & Elephants, and me, Stef! Get it? Five Designers – Ten Designs – Five & Ten Designs!!!
Grace was all over it when it was time to model the first design – the basic dress for Volume 1. I put together this tutorial and it is used as a foundation for several of the other looks in the book. It’s your staple dress – lined bodice, full gathered skirt. Perfect for embellishing or whipping up a closet full to practice your basic sewing skills. If you’re ready to take the leap into garment making – this dress is the place to do it.
And then when you’re comfortable with the basic techniques of constructing a sleeveless dress, you can delve into some of the more complex designs…there are pattern pieces for a cap sleeve, peter pan collar, even pockets! And then step-by-step instructions and high resolution photos to guide you through each of the ten designs.
I am so excited to debut this book…there is so much potential here for sewists of all skill levels! I’ll show you more of my other design later this week – I think you’re going to love it!! Bet you can’t guess which one it is – haha! Alrighty! Please check out 5 &10 Designs and consider putting some of the amazing designs in our Volume 1 book to use! See more of all the designs HERE or click below to purchase the eBook!