DIBY The Duchess Blog Tour FREE Pattern

I was able to test the DIBY Club pattern for The Duchess skirt early to review and it is definitely a breathe of fresh air!  I’ve been looking for a maxi length skirt to make where I won’t feel so hot in the summer!  I am ALWAYS hot!  This skirt features a high low factor in the skirt to help air flow through and has a conservative or higher cut choice!  You can also choose maxi length or midi length.  For my skirt I chose the conservative cut but at a maxi skirt length.

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For my fabric I used 3 yards of double brushed poly from So Sew English.  This fabric is so soft and amazing you never want to take it off.  I wasn’t sure how it would be as a long skirt and a little worried it could be too heavy, but it was perfect!  As you walk the air catches it and there is no way of getting hot in it or it feeling too heavy.

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The Duchess pattern has an incredible size range it goes up to.  I made myself the 1+ and to be honest I think the 0+ would have fit great for me too.  I went based on my measurements and did not add any length.  I am 6’0 tall and was so happy to see this wasn’t too short for me after not adding length on the bottom!

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I added the double yoga band on the top for extra belly coverage and for wiggle room to lower the skirt in case it did end up being too short.  Since it was perfect I just use it now as a tummy sucker inner!!  HAHAHA  After making the double yoga band I’ve also decided it would make an amazing maternity band for anyone who is pregnant.  Made in double brushed poly it has a lot of stretch to it so if I were pregnant I would have no problem still wearing this skirt with no alterations!

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I really wish it had been a windy day to show off more of the movement of this skirt as you are moving and walking.  It captures the air around you and flows in a way to make you feel as though you are really wearing something to really take peoples breath away!

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This skirt is something I can dress both up and down and wear to any occasion even if it’s just sitting on my front porch enjoying the sunshine!

I can’t wait to make more of these and try out the midi length as well!

Get yourself over to DIBY CLUB and download The Duchess today!!!

The Duchess Blog Tour Schedule

July 25th – Sewing With Sarah | Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing
July 26th – Kainara Stitches | Wonderfully Handmade
July 27th – Seams Sew Lo | Mermaid Mama Designs
July 28th – Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen | Cookie on The Loose
July 29th – On Wednesdays we Sew | The Crunchy Mommy

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POPPLES!!!

Who will admit they are an 80’s baby like me and LOVED the Popples?!?!?! I came across this amazing Cotton Lycra knit in a custom knit destash site and POUNCED!

I only got a yard so I wanted to use the fabric in a way that I could stretch it out a long way. Halla has an AMAZING pattern I love using for little girl dresses called the Sunny Day Dress. I love it because it starts at size 0-4 months and goes all the way up to size 12/14 year. Many times I have a customer that wants a dress for both a new itty bitty and their older sibling over 5T. This dress also has so many variations to it. I can add a hood, flutter sleeves, pockets, peter pan collar, or even make it sleeveless. The options are almost endless! It’s a pretty quick sew also after you get the hang of it!

I have been having LOTS of requests for flutter sleeve dresses so I decided to make a 18-24 month flutter sleeve dress to see how it would look and am in love!

I love that it adds just the right amount of Popples to the dress while not over doing it!  I paired it with a light rayon spandex from one of the many bundles I’ve bought from So Sew English.  If you are not familiar with their bundles get familiar!  Their fabric is amazing!

The back is adorable and gives a nice trim of Popple still with the Flutter sleeve.  I’m in love and need a girl to put it on ASAP!!!!!!

 

Stay tuned for more of my sewing adventures!!!

 

You will find the Popple dress available for purchase at my Etsy shop here!

 

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