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Cynthia Browneller

Wrap Dress Construction

Time for construction of the Wrap dress. I made this whole dress using 3 different Apostrophe Patterns, the MyFit Tee, the Circle Skirt calculator, and the Gathered Skirt calculator.   I love that the benefit of having a really well fitting Tee is that the door to modifications and hacks is wide open. The MyFit tee becomes a base for a world of ideas. I modified the front into a full wrap as seen here and modified the sleeves to be Bishop sleeves here.    I used two different fabrics for this wrap dress, in the image below is a...

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Cynthia Browneller

Hacking Bishop Sleeves onto the MyFit Tee

My vision for the perfect wrap dress needed a fancier sleeve, so I decided to dress up the sleeves. I used my sleeve and cuff pieces from the MyFit tee, then used the slash and spread method to create a beautiful bishop sleeve.  You can find the first post where the MyFit Tee gets hacked into a crossover top here.   Bishop sleeves are full sleeves that are gathered at the wrist, and typically have some pooling just above the gathers. They are a great way to dress up a pattern and add just a little something extra.We will be adding...

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Cynthia Browneller

MyFit Tee as base for wrap dress

  Do you ever get struck with inspiration and you just can't wait to make it a reality? I got to thinking that my daughter would look so cute in a wrap dress. I wanted it to be a fully functioning wrap dress. My hang up- she is a tricky to fit kid. Her chest and waist measurements often put her in a size 2, but at 5 years old-that isn't a deep enough armscye and definitely is missing much needed length. The MyFit Tee was a perfect fix for that! In fact, I used only Apostrophe Patterns to make my...

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Exposed Elastic instead of standard waistband

The MyFit Joggers, MyFit Leggings, and MyFit Riding Tights all have great waistband options included in the pattern, but sometimes an exposed elastic is preferred for finishing the waist.  My husband recently asked for some base layers which was a perfect time to hack on an exposed elastic waistband. Exposed elastic is also a great option when using the MyFit Leggings or MyFit Riding Tights to make boxers.    Step 1: Waistband options When creating your pattern, select Yoga Waistband. This waistband is ideal, because it gives you a starting point for the length of the elastic as well as...

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