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Let’s hear it for our Favorite Indie Patterns series, curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. We’re fully inspired to freshen up our wardrobes and sew for ourselves this summer. How about you?!

Name: Vintage Tia Dress, Sew Chic Patterns #1312

Brand: Sew Chic Patterns

Description: This dress has it all: fitted, full, fun and flirty! The close fitting and fully lined bodice has princess seams at bust, separate midriff and shoulder with gathered cap sleeve and side closure. The flared skirt, gathered at the waist, completes the feminine silhouette. The contrast trim on bodice, hem, and patch pockets are taken from purchased bias binding, and can really play up the colors in your fashion fabric. Make your own bias trim for formal fabrics, or omit the trim or pockets for a different look.

Format: Paper only

Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques Involved: Techniques are included in the description. Below are links specific to helps with the Tia pattern for fitting or style changes:

Sizes: 2-18 (bust 32-45 inches)

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, rayon, eyelet, batiste, linen, voile. Also appropriate for other medium to crisp lightweight fabrics such as taffeta, shantung, satin, dupioni.

Price: $18.95

Customer Examples:

Jo Sims

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Do you love vintage-inspired sewing patterns? What’s your favorite look from the past? Stylish aprons, those amazing dresses, crisp blouses, cute pants a la Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show?… Do you have a favorite blogger/sewist with a fabulous vintage-inspired style? Do you have favorite patterns or tutorials to share to get a fresh new look with a nod to the past? Comment for a chance to win the Vintage Tia Dress pattern!

(And speaking of sassy, vintage-inspired looks… Do you remember this cute Ponytail Scarf tutorial from Elizabeth?)