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The "Alivia" Sew Along - Day One

Posted by Jaime Naples on


With such a whirlwind of events lately (see excerpt below),  I am particularly excited to begin the Alivia Sew Along and get back to a sense of normalcy. The event starts today and ends with final photos submitted September 26, 2017. By the way, if you are still undecided, it's not to late to join us! The Alivia Dress PDF Pattern is available and on sale now until September 21,2017. Once you completed your purchase, join us in the Facebook Group : Alivia Sew Along GroupThe options within this pattern are endless: From Super Fancy to a more modern casual garment,  you are free to  let your imagination go wild. Let's sew them up together! 

Alivia Sew Along Day One:

 1. Make your fabric and trim selections: 

 Anna Maria Horner Social Climber

 I have decided to use Anna Marie Horner Social Climber in Perfume and contrasting maroon and pink fabrics, tulle and lace. Find beautiful fabrics on our site here.

2. Select Size & Style of Alivia Dress

For the Alivia Sew Along, I will be making two 4T dresses for identical twin girls. The dresses will be different variations of the pattern.

3. Print and Cut "Alivia" Pattern Pieces


4. Pin and Cut Fabric Pieces 


This is where we will stop for Day One!

Need more inspiration?  Check out the New Release Alivia Dress for gorgeous tester photos. Additionally, we are so pleased to share a few blog posts from some of our testers that really showcase the modern vintage details of "Alivia" Dress

Anna's Heirloom Boutique: New Alivia Dress

Soulfed on Thread: Alivia and Alica PDF Patterns by Handmaiden's Cottage. 


Lovemade Handmade: First Pattern Testing Experience- Featuring the Alivia Dress. 

 Thank you for stopping by, see you tomorrow for Day 2. 

Happy Sewing :) 


  A note from The Handmaiden's Cottage: The staff here at Handmaiden's Cottage has had a series of disheartening events that caused us to temporarily redirect our focus. My uncle, is healing from his recent throat cancer surgery last week in which Lynn is the primary caretaker. Our lead sew along host, Karen, is caring for her 4 year old nephew and his mother, who survived a major car accident. While the nephew miraculously was unharmed, his mother is in critical condition. For my family in Florida, we had been dealing with the uncertainty of  Irma's wrath for approximately 2 weeks. This is the first time that I actually prepared for a Hurricane and each day was emotionally more draining than the previous. Many moments of second-guessing our decision not to evacuate our family up until the night before she arrived. We lost power for 6 days and a beautiful oak tree in our front yard but our family and home remained unharmed. Unfortunately, that was not the case for many affected by Irma and by the preceding Hurricane Harvey and our hearts go out to you all. We pray that you and your family find the healing you need to pull through these tragedies. If we can help, please let us know! 

Handmaiden's Cottage

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