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Absolutely A-Line: 1 Easy Pattern = 26 Adorable Dresses for Girls

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Absolutely A-line…absolutely adorable! The classic, always fashionable A-line undergoes a charming reinvention at the hands of stitching whiz Wendi Gratz and a host of talented designers. Working off a single, simple pattern, they demonstrate the versatility of the basic form by creating over two dozen adorable variations—all just for little girls.

The 26 projects, all capt
Paperback, 132 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Lark Books
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May 25, 2011 Emilie rated it did not like it
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The premise of this book is an excellent one. One basic pattern with many many variations. The problem was undoubtedly the execution.

- The finished dresses were not very well sewn. In particular, the Bling It On dress featured on page 78-81 was very ill fitting, with the blinged collar sitting well above the model's shoulders.

- The arm holes in the master pattern are extremely large, gaping even. In every single picture from this book you can tell the arm holes are cut much much too deep, fall
Apr 21, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it
A great idea and a very good book. Shows photos of the finished product and step by step instructions--as long as you know what "cut a bias strip" is and how to "install a zipper in the center back seam".Book gives many creative adaptations to the basic a-line dress pattern (included, full size). The only flaw I could see was that for all the directions about adaptations, I could not find a discussion about how to properly fit an armhole, adjust the shoulder seam, or adjust the pattern with dart ...more
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Aug 26, 2016 Shelley Chastagner rated it liked it
Great for beginning sewers. Lots of variations to spark your creativity. I would suggest double checking the pattern pieces as it seems that there are some errors.
Mar 19, 2010 Melissa rated it liked it
There are some pretty nice ideas in this book. The pictures show how adaptable the pattern really is, which is nice. I can imagine repurposing fabrics for these patterns.
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