A few months ago an Australian grandmother named Catherine posted a photo on Facebook of a dress she had made for her granddaughter, KC. She was met with many requests from other seamstresses to make her design into a pattern. Although she had no experience pattern writing, she decided to give it a go since so many people had begged her to make the pattern. She had the assistance of a test group that included a handful of experienced and helpful seamstresses and veteran pattern maker Terra Jennings of Terra's Treasures, who took Catherine under her wing and provided assistance. The KC Dress pattern is a great first effort by a woman who never imagined she would be writing a PDF pattern one day for sale, and although the pattern is not as perfectly polished as some by long term veterans of the business, the design and instructions are solid.
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And now, for the review...
- This review was completed by a 3rd party objective reviewer who received a complimentary copy of the pattern in order to complete the review. Neither Pattern Revolution nor the reviewer received any additional compensation for this review.
The pattern is written well with clear instructions and pictures given for each step. And that's a good thing because although none of the techniques presented in this dress are advanced, it does cover almost every basic technique. We are talking gathering, shirring, button holes, lining, loop turning, rolled hems, interfacing, clipping and notching curves and corners, etc. The thought crossed my mind that this would be a perfect dress for a beginner sewing class; you could learn all the techniques while making one garment! Because of the breadth of techniques, I consider this a strong beginner to intermediate pattern.