Sunday 26 November 2017

Candy Coated & Well Rounded - Duchess & Hare PDF Patterns

Greetings! I can hardly believe Christmas is around the corner and 2018 is creeping ever closer! How has this happened so quickly?!
So before November "17" comes to a close, let me share the two newest patterns from Duchess & Hare.
"Candy Coated" - a coat of course! And "Well Rounded" - a dress or tunic.

Candy Coated

A girls dress coat pattern available in sizes 6 months to 12 years - approximately. Confident beginner sew, buttonholes required, along with some fiddly-ness with the cuffs.

Candy coated is a fully lined coat pattern, designed to sit at around the hips - (perfect to wear with dresses.)
This coat features optional side seam pockets, optional front feature ruffles, pixie shaped hood and a gently curved skirt.

I added a satin bow to the back of my Candy Coated. This bow is based on the FREE Duchess & Hare bow pattern, then enlarged by 200% (I can't resist a big bow!)

I added just 3 large buttons to my coat so that it would gently flare out over my "Take a Bow" dress.

I lined my version of the coat with quilting cotton and trimmed with black satin. The main coat is sequin pleather! (Yes, sequin pleather is an actual fabric! I imagined I might be sewing with thin lino as I put this coat together - the texture of the pleather was so strange with the bumpy sequins! And don't even get me started on the buttonhole application in this stuff!)

Candy Coated makes a wonderful introduction into sewing coats if you're a first time coat sewer. Not too complicated with a wonderful result. The coat itself is a generous fit, so plenty of room to add extra layers underneath.
To see more or purchase the Candy Coated pattern, please visit Duchess & Hare or join the Facebook Group for more inspiration.
My angel - most of the time! This was a cool artwork at one of our local cafes!

Well Rounded Dress or Tunic

This versatile dress has a high rounded yoke and full swing skirt.  Collars and sleeves and necklines can be shared with Every Which Way.  Included with this dress is an Eton Collar, a gathered sleeve with band, a long ruffled sleeve, and a short angel sleeve.  Optional ruffle at the hem or solid skirt both hit 1”-2” above the knee or choose tunic length which hits just below the bottom or sew a ruffle to bottom to make a dress.  Choose between a full button back or a half placket.  Two necklines are available, Jewel neck and deep square neck.
I opted for the tunic length, angel sleeves, full button placket and used the Every Which Way pointed collar.
With sizes 6 months to 12 years included and layered pattern pieces, this pattern offers value for money. I love a pattern that has a range of options and sizes to make it last and create many different looks.

Miss A and I had a fun time using the fabric theme and vintage feel of this pattern to create an imaginary ice-cream shop!

Well Rounded Tunic paired with the Free at Last shorts. (Join the Facebook Group to get the coupon code to purchase Free at Last for FREE!)

To see more or purchase the Well Rounded pattern, please visit Duchess & Hare HERE.
Next up, just a little fun.....if you're a part of the Facebook world, you may have seen the "Black & White 7 day challenge." I cheated a little on the last photo - you're not meant to feature any people in the photos.....but these photos capture a portion of my life. What would your 7 days feature?



Until next time, happy sewing!

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