Catalina Dress and Giveaway!

by | May 19, 2018 | Clothing, Women | 2 comments

I love comfortable, easy to wear clothes, especially last year’s Easter Dress. I’ve worn it so much in the past year and it’s starting to get some little holes.  Perhaps I haven’t been laundering it right-that’s what I get for buying clearance fabric and not paying attention to what exactly it is.  But when I saw that the Blank Slate Patterns Catalina Dress got an update, I decided to try it out and make a new maxi dress!  And…I’ve got a giveaway today so keep reading to the end of the post!

Catalina Dress by Hazelnut Handmade

I made some adjustments and changes to the Catalina Dress as I sewed it up.  I made a small bust adjustment, did a knit binding instead of a woven binding on the inside of the dress, and then tried the bodice on.  The armholes felt kind of low to me.  I don’t like to be able to see through my sleeve into my dress-even on a cap sleeve.  My solution–take in the sides so the armscye is higher.  Then, I finished the sleeves with a band instead of bias tape to give myself just a little more coverage.

Catalina Dress by Hazelnut Handmade

In the end, I think I took up the armscye too much since the dress now pulls above my bust.  But you can’t see inside my dress-so I at least met my goal!  In the near future I’ll probably cut off the bodice and put on a new one so I make a higher armscye without tightening above the bust.

But on to the giveaway!  Blank Slate Patterns is offering a free copy of the Catalina Dress to one of you!  Click the link below to enter the giveaway.  The giveaway will close May 25th and the winner announced May 26th.  Good luck!

**Contest is nowClosed**

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As part of the Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team, BSP provided me a copy of the Catalina Dress to sew up and is graciously providing a copy of the Catalina Dress for this giveaway.