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Auvers for summer
The main feature is the surplice look. It’s so lovely, with this half-tuck effect given by a length of elastic at the front.
The cross front is closed by a tiny snap (or by some small invisble stitches).
It’s meant to be sewn with lightweight woven fabrics.
The back sports a nice shirtail. You know how much I love this type of hem.
Neckline and armholes are finished with invisble binding.
Bust darts shape the front and there’s a full bust option for curvier persons.
Sizes go from US 00 to US 40.
As light as a feather!
I knew what type of fabric I would need as soon as I saw the type of pattern.
I got 3 large coupons of cotton voile in my mystery fabric bundle from The Fabric Baron. I showed them in this video.
I chose to use the grey/white/light pink to highlight the details of the Auvers*.
I cut a size 4 “regular bust) blended to 6 at waist/hips.
Warning: check the following is using lightweight fabrics:
- some pieces are cut on the bias. They will naturally stretch and you may end up havong troubles lining up the notches. Check the length against the paper piece before sewing.
- I had the same problem with my front pieces: my side seams were too long because they stretched. You can either starch them or staystitch them.
- Use a small needle, size 60 or 70.
I also used the HP plate of my Janome 6700P to prevent my thin fabric getting caught underneath the plate.