Archive | May 12, 2017

PS Convertable Mini Dresses

PS Mini Dresses

When I was a kid, I wanted a Barbie that had a dress that was made up of pieces that according to the commercials and the box, said you could rearrange to get over 100 different looks.  I got her, and then spent a very frustrated afternoon trying to figure out all the different ways.  I think I hit 18, and that was by getting frustrated and doing desperate things by turning her tutu (which could also slide down to her ankles and turn her cocktail dress into a mermaid dress) into a scrunchie for her hair and counting that as another look even though the only way it looked was utterly ridiculous.

It was one of those things that stuck with me as liking the idea of, but not so much the execution–at least in that circumstance!  Can you get over 100 different looks with this pattern?  No.  You can get 5 different ways to finish the bustline (which can be combined in different ways) as well as 3 detachable skirts to layer or leave off the basic dress.  I’m sure I could work the math to come up with a ridiculous yet correct number, but let’s just leave it at “many.”  Enough to satisfy inner or actual children 😉

This is also a VERY EASY pattern!  You can sew up the basic dress in 15 minutes or less on a machine.  No fiddly sleeves or collars, nice machine-friendly quilting cotton.  So, y’know: check it out in the shop, and if you get it before the end of the month, maybe win a demo dress 🙂