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Thanks to our friend Kelly over at Sulky Threads for hosting today's Vintage Made Modern post!
  For me it is very rare that I come across a fabric line I love so much, I could buy a bolt of every fabric. I am way too ADD to stick with one fabric line, but Amy Barickman’s new line, Vintage Made Modern, made my heart sing. What’s even better is it made my 10 year old daughter’s heart sing too! She happened to be lurking around my sewing studio the day I was looking at the new line of fabrics and Amy’s patterns when she saw this. Fabric and pattern That’s when she exclaimed, “Mommy! Can you make that for me?” I jumped at the chance. I should tell you now that I am not a seamstress. I can make the basics, even put in zippers but pockets, cowl necklines and sleeves with facings are not my first love. Amy convinced me I could do this pattern and size it down to fit my daughter so I went for it. Urban-Tunic The first thing I did is trace the pattern from the pattern sheet onto Sulky Tear Easy. I don’t like to cut up the original pattern because I may decide to make the dress again in a different size and the Tear Easy is more durable than pattern tissue. It is also easy to iron. [caption id="attachment_7400" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Sulky e-commerce catalog shoot Sulky e-commerce catalog shoot[/caption] Amy was right. The pattern was very easy to follow. I cut the XS for Korey who wears a kids size 12 and I took out about 2” from the two back pieces as well as taking 4” out of the cowl neck. The dress went together rather quickly and easily. Photo Sep 15, 4 42 19 PM I used Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables Storm Clouds #4028 for all the top stitching which matched perfectly. Close up of Pocket The pockets went in nicely and were a nice surprise for my daughter when she tried the dress on. Fabric with KK2000 The only snag I ran into was when I began topstitching down the facings for the arms. Since this is a sleeveless dress, facings are a must, but I just couldn’t get them to lay down flat. I pinned, sewed, ripped the stitches out and started the process over a gain a couple times before I had my AHA moment. That’s when instead of pinning, I sprayed the facing with Sulky KK 2000 and put them in place. This allowed me to sew without any shifting or puckering! Close up of Sleeve Topstitch My daughter loves the dress and it just looks great on her. Korey in Dress 4 As an added bonus, I made a little hair clip for her wear using a piece of Crossroads Denim and Sulky 12 wt. Cotton. Hair Clip I used an old CD to cut 2 circles. CD on denim I used the cute little button as inspiration and stitch two lines of pedals, mimicking the pedals on the button on one of the denim circles and made a yo-yo with the other circle. Hair Clip Supplies I attached them all together with Sulky 12 wt. thread in black and then used pinking shears to cut the circle. It is the perfect accessory for my daughter’s new dress! Korey on swing 2 If you want to try this great pattern, now is the perfect time because you can get this and all the patterns on Indygo Junction at 20% off now with coupon code VMM15! While you are there don’t forget to enter into the National Sewing Month Blog Tour Giveaway. VMM 241x130 WIN BIG a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Janie on

The dress turned out beautiful. It is great that your daughter gave you the push to make it for her. I love when my children get involved in the process. Thank you for the inspiration.

Patricia Cash on

Love the fabric and the pattern. thank for the giveaway.

Clara Chandler on

Amy and Indygo Junction are long time favorites of mine and I’ve always had success with their patterns. Clearly written directions, good designs and easily adapted to multiple fabric types. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. I enjoyed visiting all the products and manufacturers on Facebook.

Cheryl M on

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Sharon Owens on

What a great giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to enter. I can always use new sewing tools to make my sewing go quicker and more smoothly.

Rose Landon on

Love the dress and fabric. I like the hints you gave for the tear away and the temporary spray. I will use them.

connie on

great idea about using the fusible spray! I’ll have to remember that!

Carmen N on

They’ll help me because I’m still a beginner and don’t have many supplies

Linda Cartwright on

I love this pattern, and the fabric. I have a Granddaughter that would love dress like this.

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