Category Archives: April Rhodes

Good morning! I’m excited to show you my latest Staple Dress that I made for a dear friend. I had wanted to make her a Staple Dress for a while, and when she let me know how much she loved my chambray version, I knew what I was going to do. For the Liberty trim…

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Today I’m showing off yet another Staple Dress. I made this one for my sister out of the solid chambray from Robert Kaufman’s Chambray Union. And like my last Staple Dress, I added bits of Liberty detail because nothing makes a garment more special than a little Liberty. Emilee’s Staple Dress is almost identical to…

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Okay, so would it suffice to say that I’m obsessed with the Staple Dress pattern by April Rhodes? I mean, I’ve made four now, and today’s post is showcasing my third. The dotted chambray is from Robert Kaufman’s stellar new line, Chambray Union. I want a bolt of this stuff! This time I included pockets,…

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Yesterday I began cutting out the pattern and fabric for my (Emilee’s) new Vintage Vogue dress. I finished up the muslin top today, and now I just need to check the fit on Emilee. I’m loving the pattern. Its very well written and easy to understand, though not all of the methods used are especially…

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Its day’s like this that I wish would last forever! The beginning of last week started out slow. I knew I was dedicating the week to doing something with Alison Glass‘ debut line, Lucky Penny. And since I am entirely unwilling to waste fabric under any circumstance, I ruminated on what I would do with those…

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