A Frock by Friday™: May

May 10, 2010

I'm gearing up to do another 'Frock by Friday™'. But I'm having trouble finding a good free graded pattern for everyone to use.

Here are the ones I've found so far:
http://images.taunton.com/downloads/cs/Twinkle-Love-in-the-Afternoon.pdf


http://www.burdastyle.de/schnittmuster/easyfashion/tunikakleider_pid_84_3456.html

http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Downloads/Free/1333669-1413206-1695160.html

http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/yellow-maryy?image=62682

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/filebin/images/product_images/Full/M5466.jpg

Which one is your favorite? Do you have any free patterns that you would like me to try?



66 {comments}:

mandiegirl said... Best Blogger Tips

Is the first one a dress or a top? I don't think I'd like it (on me) as a dress, but if it's a top, or could be modified to be a top, I'd like it! Otherwise, i really like the 2nd and 3rd ones, too!

jbr said... Best Blogger Tips

second or last--I like to have a sleeve.

FancyMama said... Best Blogger Tips

The only one I am not a big fan of is the second one, but only because I am not sure how it falls on the body. It's hard to tell the shape. I like the thin strapped ones since they seem like simple summer dresses that can be worn to brunch or to the park with kids. The two sleeved options (fourth and fifth I think) I like because they are very stylish and can picture myself going out with friends in them. I hope you pick one that's good with a beginner-ish at sewing because I'd love to do a frock with you!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that McCall's one, either View B or View C. It seems like a garment that could offer lots of variation from fabric choices or additional embellishments.

The Painted Daughter said... Best Blogger Tips

Yellow Maryy (pictured) or Love in the Afternoon. Both are great summer dresses and can be modified to shirts.

Brenbren said... Best Blogger Tips

Tunic Cocktail dress or the last one. I also would REALLY like to do Dots Invasion Dress at

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/dots-invasion-dress

Laurel said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the Maryy dress (although the original version with the side zipper). There's also this free sundress pattern from Heather Ross: http://heatherross.squarespace.com/download-mendocino-sundress-pa/. Not my style but cute and simple!

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the first two choices.

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

McCalls view C!!!

kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the Burda tunic/cocktail dress. It has those front bands which could be really pretty all done up.

Pixie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am all about that McCall's pattern.

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said... Best Blogger Tips

I definitely like the McCall's one best. I tend to like more fitted dresses myself.

Amber said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the 2nd and last ones!!

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the tunic cocktail dress, I think. It looks like it could be great alone or even over skinny jeans. I definitely do not think the first one looks too flattering.

Happy Together said... Best Blogger Tips

My vote goes to the marvy dress from Burda Style or the McCall's one.

Ashley @ Ashley's Craft Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote for the McCalls pattern! Either B or C.

Mindy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love #1 or #3. The last one is nice but is fitted like the one you just did. #2 reminds me of a night gown. I love the summery feel of 1 or 3. Whatever one you choose though, I definitely want to participate in. The last frock by friday I had found your blog half way through and was bumbed to not join in! Thanks for the fun ideas and encouragement to make these.

Rayna said... Best Blogger Tips

Love that Burda Style with German instructions (which of course I could never read). I just love dresses you can toss on in the summer with some cute sandles.

Atlanta said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like the last one. The second is okay too.

Sarah O. said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm with Heather. I vote McCall's look B or C.

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

i like the tunic/cocktail dress best. its super cute :)

Alexa said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved the third and fifth dresses. Smaller straps don't work as well for the big old bra straps. I don't know if my opinion should count or not though. I'm excited to do the first Frock by Friday, but haven't had a chance to actually cut and sew it yet. So maybe I shouldn't cast any opinions around until I actually start sewing. :)

Kelsey said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote for the second or last ones!

Kelsey said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote the second or last. Both very cute :)

TheMoncurs said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote the McCall's one. It's the only one I could see myself wearing.

Sadie's Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the first and second ones VERY much. I can just see the second one with a cute cider belt and cowgirl boots. :) Adorable!

kirsten said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote either choice #2 or #2 or the McCalls. I can't do skinny straps with my nursing bras and I can't go braless. Trust me... it's not pretty.

I really like #2 as it seems like it has a lot of choices for parts that you could put together to make your own.

I'm looking for a pattern that will work to make my own version of this dress
http://www.downeastbasics.com/wateringcandress.aspx

and choice number two just might work!!

Jan said... Best Blogger Tips

I like any of the McCalls ones (by a lot).

Marianne & Clayton said... Best Blogger Tips

The McCall's pattern for sure!

Jenn H said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the burda tunic/cocktail dress, especially the sleeves on it. 2nd choice would be the McCall pattern.

Andréann said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite would be the yellow mary one, since it would fit my pregnant belly!

The Bare Minimum said... Best Blogger Tips

I found this website that has quite a few patterns (some a little scary) and you can download the pdf pattern per size (S,M,L)

http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/women/dresses.html

Audie said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the last one, view c.

MIchelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the 2nd or 3rd one.

Jen Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

McCall's (option C) I love how it flows and there's a lot of cute things you can do with the belt part.

Andromache said... Best Blogger Tips

Hands down the tunic cocktail dress...all of the others are so shapeless!
Dominique

augustine said... Best Blogger Tips

oj i love love love the tunic! i just found your blog and am starting the coffee date dress today! can't wait to have more projects. :)

Alexandra said... Best Blogger Tips

Tunikakleider (?). THe second one.

Kate the Great said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote for McCalls view C. I think it's great looking.

Angel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the cocktail dress and the McCall's pattern at the end. The other ones not so much.

EHC said... Best Blogger Tips

I was a big fan of the tunic cocktail dress. I don't think I would put all of the fancy embellishments on it, but just use an awesome fabric instead.

Whitney said... Best Blogger Tips

Tunic or Love in the afternoon dress....both would be perfect for summer!

juste venteux said... Best Blogger Tips

Definitely the top one!!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

i like the last one. or the first if it could be made longer? i did the last frock by friday and LOVED it!!! i couldn't post a pic because it doesn't fit me yet, too pregnant at this point. I might try it again with the modifications you mentioned to someone in the comments who was also pregnant. can't wait for the next one!! =)

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Definitely the McCall's! I love all of the views, but especially C.

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the McCall's version C the best. Thanks for having another sew-a-long!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

The McCall's pattern is wonderful!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I think the second one. I also like sleeves. It looks like the second one would work well belted. :)

S.L.P said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the last one, though I couldn't get the first one to load so not sure if I'd like it.

DangAndBlast! said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the last; I also like the Danielle at burdastyle, and have made it (quickly!) twice already. It's amazing how different a dress looks if one's long and woolen plaid and the other's short and sprigged cotton!

Shirley said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the mccall one - especially C! What a cute bow to bring the whole piece together.

LoveLaCroix said... Best Blogger Tips

The Burda tunic dress... I've been dying to find a pattern similar to the tunic in the Spring BodenUSA catalog - this is pretty close!

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote the McCalls or the tunic/cocktail dress, this is such a great series, thanks

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said... Best Blogger Tips

The 1st or 3rd! But I'm pregnant so they have to be empire waist so I can make adjustments for them to fit :)

Binkydoll said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a brand new reader here (found this blog through the Selfish Seamstress) but I love the idea of a dress in a week, wit someone else doing the scheduling for me!

If it were the McCall's view C, I might actually manage to set a million and three other things aside and make a dress....!

Taly said... Best Blogger Tips

Have you seen these:

http://www.bernina.com/3Series/DE/pattern.html

Taly said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote for the McCall's pattern

Rebeca said... Best Blogger Tips

McCall's!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

I vote for the last one- the McCall's pattern for sure.

I am still bummed though... I haven't finished my original frock friday dress. :( No time, and then i lost steam without the peer pressure to finish coming from the blog. :(

Sugar Bear said... Best Blogger Tips

Definitely the tunic cocktail dress.

amber said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the first one! but then again, i love twinkle. this will be my first frock by friday! so excited. www.bellevett.typepad.com

Jo - To a Pretty Life said... Best Blogger Tips

While I love the first link, I don't think I could fit my busoms in there without too much cleavage.

I think the third link would work the best for the most body types. I quite like it!

Kristie said... Best Blogger Tips

McCalls view C

Jess said... Best Blogger Tips

#1 or #4

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

the BURDA tunic/cocktail dress is FABULOUS---and I could alter it to be maternity...so I could participate too (which I really wanted to do last time!)

k:io said... Best Blogger Tips

I had an eye on Love in the afternoon for a while now, so this would be a reason to finally make it... Or maybe the second one, I did one version of it and would love to do a second version of this

 
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