APPLIQUE CAMISOLE DRESS FOR CREATIVEBUG

Our Camisole Dress from Alabama Studio Style is highlighted in a video class on Traditional Appliqué at Creativebug.com. You fill find the pattern sheet for this dress at the back of the book and can follow along step-by-step with our instructions on Creativebug.com. We now offer this project as a DIY Kit from our online store and all the supplies we used are listed below.

Creativebug.com is a subscription service and just in time for the holidays has Gift Subscriptions available starting at $24.99 for a month. I love this as a gift for my crafting friends as there are so many great classes available for the holiday season.

About our appliqué class from the Creativebug website:

“Appliqué is beautiful way to add texture, pattern and color to a project. Natalie uses applique to stunning effect in her Alabama Chanin collection, and in this workshop, she’ll share with you her basic technique. She’ll also show examples of how using different stitches and thread result in dramatically different finished looks.”

Our camisole dress is shown in Apple (double-layer) with Anna’s Garden appliqué in Natural placed around the bottom of the dress . The appliqué is sewn with a whipstitch with a single layer of Cream #256 Button Craft thread. We used Red #128 Button Craft thread for construction of the dress and also for the Cretan stitch along the binding. Seams are felled on the wrong side (inside of the garment).

DESIGN CHOICES

Fabric weight – Medium
Top layer – Apple
Backing – Apple
Binding – Apple
Appliqué – Natural
Stencil – Anna’s Garden
Thread – Cream #256 for appliqué; Red #128 for dress construction
Stretch Stitch – Cretan
Appliqué Stitch – Whipstitch
Seams – Felled on wrong side
Knots – Inside

SUPPLIES

Camisole Dress pattern (see pattern sheet at back of Alabama Studio Style)
6 yards of 60” wide organic cotton jersey fabric in Apple
¼ yard of 60” wide organic cotton jersey fabric in Natural, for appliqué
Supplies for stenciling (see page 48 of Alabama Studio Style)
Anna’s Garden Stencil (see page 11 of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)
Paper scissors
Garment scissors
Rotary cutter and cutting mat
18” transparent plastic ruler
Tailor’s chalk or disappearing ink fabric pen
Hand-sewing needle
Button Craft thread in Red #128 and Cream #256
All-purpose sewing thread
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