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Written by Julia Mulcair on January 1, 2023

Using the PFAFF creative 3.0 embroidery feature to create a boho linen dress

Finally, some warmer weather is upon us and I have been taking the opportunity to sew some summer dresses and incorporate the embroidery features on my PFAFF creative 3.0.

Sometimes it can be hard to see past the bright colours often depicted in embroidery designs to something more organic and earthy. I often find that simply stitching the design out in a single colour helps to simplify it. That's what I chose to do here, with the whole design stitched out in white on the bodice of this lovely sage green linen.

The embroidery design is bohemian blues horizontal spray from embroidery library, which lends itself nicely to the shape and size of this bodice.

The dress pattern is the Rosalie slip dress from violet field threads

There were a couple of modifications to this pattern as the bodice in a size 4 was way too small, and would never have gone over their heads, so we upsized to a size 7 bodice with the size 4 skirt, and added a placket down the centre back with some buttons to make it easier to get on and off.

boho linen dress back

Once the skirt was attached, it was lacking a little length and wasn't going to get a lot of wear as it would soon be too short. An extra panel at the hem and some pleats fixed that and added a nice design feature. This has the added bonus of the pleats being able to be let down to get maximum longevity out of this dress.

The straps are also fastened with buttons at the back which can be moved as the wearer grows too.

sage dress hem

The sweet pom-pom trim at the hem ties the embroidery in nicely!

finished sage dress

Now to make a matching one for myself!

Until next time, happy sewing

Julia xx

Article written by Julia Mulcair
Julia Mulcair is the owner of Pitt Trading, an Australian online fabric store and the lingerie society, a monthly subscription service for lingerie sewers. She grew up around fabric, and has been sewing for 30 years. Julia focuses on garment sewing, with a particular love of lingerie making. She shares her makes on Instagram and YouTube and is always working on the next lingerie design!

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