Hi sew-friends! Last week, I released the updated Lou Box Dress patterns and over the next few weeks I’ll be adding a few additional posts to the existing sewalong. These patterns are rated at a beginner level but everyone could use a little help now and then! Today, I’m sharing a video tutorial, showing you how to sew the short cuff sleeves of the Lou Box Dress 1 pattern. These cuffs are a little bit tricky to attach because they are a smaller piece fitting into a larger armhole but do not fear! I’m going to show you my methods for sewing them without any wrinkles or puckers.
Today I’m super excited to share a Lou Box Dress mashup with you. (If you follow me on Instagram, then you might recognize it from a couple of sneaky posts last week.) In case you’re not familiar with these patterns, the Lou Box Dress 1 and Lou Box Dress 2 are both based on the Lou Box Top (pretty obvs right?). The coolest part is that now that the dresses have had the sizing updated, all the pattern pieces can be mixed and matched for endless variations. I have been thinking about trying to calculate how many variations are possible but decided that would take away too much sewing time. ;)
Today’s post is a dress that I’m very excited to share. I so often make basic wardrobe builders. So when I have something as dramatic as this dress, I feel extra excited to show it off. I bought this pattern years and years ago and have been waiting for just the right fabric. Part of the problem is that this pattern calls for a good 4+ yards of fabric, due to the gorgeously dramatic circle skirt. And you know, I generally do not like drama, but this dress. It’s my kind of drama.