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

12 thoughts on “Sneeze away – Handkerchief hem trio

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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