Monday, October 21, 2019

The Resurrection of a Fabulous Free Pattern Friday Design

How can it be that 5 years have passed so quickly?!! 

If you are fairly new to the blog, you may not know that I did a post on Friday's that I called, Fabulous Free Pattern Fridays. There were no printed patterns, just instructions on how to create garments from simple shapes; rectangles, squares, circles, and from time to time, a triangle thrown in for good measure. If you would like to see some of the garments that I created, you can find many of them HERE on Pinterest. 

I was recently with a friend who wanted to create 1 of the designs that I had done, the T-shirt Shawl. 

This top is still in my wardrobe and I love it. So very easy to make, just begin with a favorite t-shirt pattern. You can find the instructions HERE

I had wanted to create a dress version of this top, but.....never got around to it :/ When my friend asked for help to create the top, I thought, now's the time! 

The dress was made with a border print fabric. I so love how it turned out. I have worn it now on 3 different occasions.  

In the picture below, you can see that I basically stitched an outline of my body to secure the side. With the top version, I only did a small 3" stitching line at the waist to secure the top so that it would not open for the world to see what I may or may not be wearing underneath ;)  

If by chance you would like more detailed instructions of how to create this piece, let me know. I'm thinking about resurrecting the Fabulous Free Pattern Friday posts. I really loved doing them. After all, fabulous clothes don't need to be difficult to make :)


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  1. I'd enjoy a Fabulous Free Pattern Friday resurrection. I really like the t-shirt shawl and dress, it's an interesting option for border prints.

  2. Hello Rhonda, your dress looks stunning. I am going on my first European holiday next year and I am looking for a wrap that can be worn multiple ways and is made from a lightweight knit. I have spent some time on your site looking through the archives, but nothing yet. Have you made something like this?

  3. Loved your Fabulous Free Pattern Fridays, so many great ideas.

  4. Both the top and the dress are beautiful! I admire your creativity and I'm so happy that your generously share that creativity with us. I, for one, love the idea of your Fabulous Free Pattern Friday -- what a great way to end the week.

  5. The pieces are lovely. Please give us the information to create them for ourselves. I just found your YouTube videos and am enjoying them very much. Thank you!