Friday, 21 October 2016

SSP-041 dresses and dress-coat sewing pattern for Patience Wilde

It took a while but here's the new Patience sewing pattern I've been promising for these past weeks.   I love both versions of this adorable dress, perfect for the party season, now that autumn is upon us.
The pattern is now available:

In my Etsy shop:

And right here on the blog: (Via Sellfy)

My Craftsy store: Craftsy have recently changed their website, and at present I'm unable to upload any pattern files.  I'm awaiting some technical help on this, and will keep trying. My apologies for this, the new layout seems to be riddled with issues and is hugely frustrating.

If you wish to buy directly from me because of the Craftsy problem¸ I'll sell the patterns for the same price as quoted on Etsy and here in the blog.  The price will be in GBP, not US dollars, so American customers will see the prices fluctuate as the exchange rate changes from day to day.

I can supply a PayPal invoice and email the pattern to you within 24 hours of payment.  Usually it will be faster than that, I'm just allowing for the potential differences in time zones.  

If you do buy from me by email, and you live in the EU, the rules state that I don't have to charge you VAT as it's a direct sale.  So I won't. Isn't that useful?

Etsy will charge EU customers VAT (This does not affect America or other non-EU countries).  I always recommend people to look in my Craftsy store anyway, as the prices fluctuate, due to the international exchange rates.  I always suggest comparing prices.

If you wish to buy directly from me, I can supply a PayPal invoice and email the pattern to you within 24 hours.  Usually it will be faster than that, I'm just allowing for the potential differences in time zones.

patience sewing pattern

Version one of the dress is lovely and girly.  It would look so pretty in glitzy fabrics, as a Christmas party dress.   I had a pile of cute animal fabrics I wanted to use up, so this is more pastel than glitzy.

Version two is a fab little number for using up those pretty scraps that you can't bear to throw away. It has a cute ragamuffin feel, and would also make a fab little party frock.

The little coat dress can be made in light fabrics for a dress feel, or you could make it in flannelette, or quilters weight cottons, for the feel of a proper winter coat. It would also make a great bathrobe or dressing gown over pyjamas.

For my front closure I've sewn buttonhole loops and have used seed beads as buttons.   The pattern instructions contain a tutorial for doing this.  You could also just sew on snaps, and hide the snap stitching by gluing on embellishments.

I like it best over version two of the dress, and I've made mine with one of the fabrics I used in the skirt panels.

So that's Patience spoiled rotten. Again.

Next, I feel a winter coat for Ellowyne might be in order.  I have coats for  my boys, but the poor girls have been a tad neglected.



  1. We like this a lot! Mimi is most excited..... but will have to wait!! The Elles are all voting for the Winter Coat please!

    1. Calm down, Mimi, lol. Oh yes, the coat is a must I think. I bought some gorgeous cotton flannelette back in the summer and now's the time to use it.

  2. Your Patience looks adorable, can I ask if you bought her with her hair like that or styled it yourself and if so, how easy is it to change her hair? Actually it just occurred to me that it might be a wig because the hair texture looks quite different from the usual. I am guessing you made the wig yourself? Anyway she looks adorable and I will probably have to get this pattern very soon.

    1. Hello there. Yes, it is a wig. She's originally a 'Through the Woods' Patience. I actually cut off her hair and bought the faux fur wig for her from an Etsy seller. I completely restyled the wig and added little ponytails at the sides. When you comb fur wigs, you can get a lovely silky sheen if it's quality fake fur.

      I'd like to make one out of Tibetan lambskin, but as always I never seem to have much time.

      Thank you for the kind words! :)

    2. Thanks for replying Tess. I have the same Patience doll and am not very keen on her hairstyle. Do you remember which etsy seller you got it from? Also, would a size 8/9 wig be appropriate for her?

    3. Oh gosh this was a long time ago. the wig I bought was Blythe size wig from this seller:

      She doesn't list the Blythe size, but maybe you could message and ask her.

      Here's another seller too.. but I'm not sure which size would fit Patience. You would think a Pullip wig would fit, BUT the handmade wigs vary a bit, and I have bought some 10" wigs which are actually too small for Patience. So just be wary. Maybe talk to the seller first.


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