Sneeze away – Handkerchief hem trio

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Smug mug… I’ve been working on three dresses over the last couple weeks, each one a variation of the Simplicity 8640 Handkerchief Hem dress. No surprise – I changed up the hem to be more exaggerated, and I drafted a V-neck option as well!


A peek back at my original version of S8640, sewn to the pattern, no changes:


And the new draft, ready for the summer season:

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Fabric: Rayon Bandana Print Voile, Fabric Mart

Sewing notes:

  • I added 10″ to the length of View B/C, and drafted a ‘real’ handkerchief hemline.
  • And I used the neckline from Style Arc Adeline to draft a V-neckline.

S8640 mods

More pics!

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Fabric: Cotton Dot Clusters Print Voile, Fabric Mart

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Fabric: Rayon Paisley Challis, Fabric Mart

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Parting shot – my new driving glasses (Ray Ban)!

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Ciao! Coco

14 thoughts on “Sneeze away – Handkerchief hem trio

  1. Flowy goodness – your dresses look like such fun to wear!
    The fabrics look lovely. How do you judge the quality of rayons when online shopping?


  2. Love your dresses especially the red one. Dazzling! I love that pattern and bought it recently. Your dresses are an inspiration and as I’m going on a sewing holiday I will definitely make one or more of those. I really like your friend’s black and white check version too. May copy…

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  3. Those look so nice and comfortable. I would live in them all summer. I like what you did with the blue one by putting the skirt on the bias. In fact, blue is a really good color on you now with your hair and you look really good in glasses.

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  4. Fabulous, as always. I have hesitated to try Fabric Mart’s voiles, concerned about opacity. I am going to give one a try after seeing that the ones you used are just fine. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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