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SQ Clara Dress Steph Front Spinning

Steph's Clara Dress

05—December 2023

Check out the latest staff make from TFS team member Steph!

Staff Made — Steph's Clara Dress
Dec 5 2023

This week HQ team member Steph shares with us her incredible new Clara Dress! Clara is a beginner-friendly pattern from Swedish brand Silversaga, and the perfect silhouette for a crisp cotton poplin. We love the romantic historical references in this pattern, and Steph has done a wonderful job of adding her own modern touches. Read on for details and photos!

Clara Dress Steph Outside Sitting
Clara Dress Steph Front Spinning
"With each project, I make my sewing skills sharper and sharper and I felt like the high quality of this pattern and fabric helped my sewing skills shine!"
SQ Clara Dress Steph Front Sleeve Close
Clara Dress Steph Outside Standing
Clara Dress Steph Back Arms Out
Project Details

Pattern — Clara Dress by Silversaga Patterns

The Clara dress takes inspiration from the Victorian chemise, featuring and A line skirt and 3/4 length dramatic puff sleeves with elastic cuffs. Steph sewed a size 40 dress, using 3.5m of our beautiful new Dark Fern Organic Cotton Poplin, with a matching thread and about 4m of 7mm elastic. She choose to modify the sleeve by shortening them 2.5cm below the lengthen/shorten line, as well as gathering and binding the cuffs for comfort. Steph says the pattern and instructions were professional and well-drafted, with clear illustrations throughout. She's super happy with the final dress, loves the colour and can see herself wearing it lots this summer.

Download the Clara Dress sewing pattern from the Silversaga website here.

Clara Dress Steph Front Neckline Close Crop
Clara Dress Steph Front Puffy Sleeve
SQ Clara Dress Steph Front Pockets
Clara Dress Steph Back Holding Skirt
Clara Dress Steph Front Smiling Close
Fabric Suggestions

Dark Fern Organic Cotton Poplin

Silversaga designer Jessica suggests choosing a midweight fabric with a little structure for the Clara Dress. Think cotton, linen, cotton, linen/viscose blends, linen/cotton blends, cotton/viscose blends etc. A softer and drapery fabric will give you less volume, and a crisp airy fabric like our poplin will lend more structure.

Check out a handful of cute suggestions below, from top to bottom — Organic Cotton Poplin – Artichoke, Liberty Tana Lawn - Floral Thyme / B, Organic Linen – Mulberry
and Liberty Piccadilly Poplin - Dancing Butterfly / B

Clara Dress Fabric Recc Stack
Clara Dress Steph Sparrow Jacket Showing Inside
Clara Dress Steph Sparrow Jacket Front Arms Out
Steph also made this cute jacket by hacking the Make by TFS Sparrow Shirt pattern with our 11oz Natural Upcycled Denim. Wowee!
SQ Clara Dress Steph Outside Standing

If you love Steph's Clara Dress as much as we do, head over and check out Silversaga on Instagram. With loads of deadstock fabrics available online and in stores now, it's the perfect time to sew for the holidays! Shop online here and don't forget to share your makes with us over on Instagram and TikTok!

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