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What Does the Fox Say!?!

Liz King

We know how much you love the Animazing skirt pattern with all the adorable animal face add ons.  So, we thought you might enjoy having a fox face for a few dresses. Today we will show you how to use the free fox mask pieces on the site to create adorable fox face Bristol and Amsterdam dresses year round!! 

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Bristol Fox

Let's start with Bristol.  Print and cut the bodice as normal.  In addition, print the free fox mask and cut 2 mirror image sets.

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Animal Face

Place one mirror image mask set, right sides together  Sew along the inside curve with 1/2" seam allowance.

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Flip the pieces, along the sewn edge, so the wrong sides are touching.  Press.   

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Place the mask pieces on the front bodice main. Topstitch the finished inner curve.  Position Baste to secure along the outer raw edges.  Follow the directions in the pattern to finish the dress. Add a button nose and eyes upon completion!  Get creative and use the face pieces as the base for another animal.  In addition, the Bristol sleeves could be omitted and the construction could be competed with the burrito roll method for a sleeveless version.

Follow the directions in the pattern to finish the dress. Add a button nose and eyes upon completion!  Get creative and use the face pieces as the base for another animal.  In addition, the Bristol sleeves could be omitted and the construction could be competed with the burrito roll method for a sleeveless version.

Follow the directions in the pattern to finish the dress. Add a button nose and eyes upon completion!  Get creative and use the face pieces as the base for another animal.  In addition, the Bristol sleeves could be omitted and the construction could be competed with the burrito roll method for a sleeveless version.

Follow the directions in the pattern to finish the dress. Add a button nose and eyes upon completion!  Get creative and use the face pieces as the base for another animal.  In addition, the Bristol sleeves could be omitted and the construction could be competed with the burrito roll method for a sleeveless version.

With this Bristol dress, I love the fact that the fabric colors worked perfectly for a fox dress or a raccoon dress (gray). Riley Blake's Heart & Soul collection was exactly perfect for this project! 

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Get creative and use the face pieces as the base for another animal.  The same pattern piece was used for both dresses but simply changed the fabric colors to change up the animal -- from a fox to a raccoon.  

Suffice to say -- everyone's happy!!!

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To create the Amsterdam fox, cut the bodice pattern pieces as usual.  In addition cut out 2 fox mask pieces. Place the mask pieces right sides together and sew each curve with a 1/2" seam allowance.

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Turn the mask piece right side out and press.

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Position the mask on the front main bodice and pin to secure. Baste in place along the finished curves.

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Follow the construction direction in the pattern and embellish it when you are done. Amsterdam also has an adorable romper option so it can be made into a romper as well.  Get creative with your embellishments!  And if you want you can even make a matching animazing messenger bag!!!!

Can't wait to see all your little animals!!!!

Candy Floss Amsterdam Dress

Niina Kivelä

Blogger: Natasha Christmas

Candy Floss Amsterdam

Hi! Tash here – I’m going to show you how to apply tulle to the Amsterdam Dress in a fun and easy way to create this look. It really is simple, and you can change the look dramatically by how much tulle you use and the size of the pieces.

Complete the bodice as per the tutorial and set aside. Follow the tutorial to complete the skirt.  It is much easier to start with a hemmed skirt with gathering stitches in (use two rows of gathering stitches around the top of your skirt).

Cut your tulle into squares – for this dress I decided to keep it super simple and used 6” square pieces for the entire skirt. I used 2 x 100 yard rolls of 6” soft tulle.

The next step is to take your skirt and work out how many rows of tulle you want to do, and how far apart you want your tulle.  I decided to do 8 rows of tulle 2” apart. Using a removeable pen or pencil, draw you guide lines onto the fabric.

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Take one piece of tulle and pinch it in the middle as per the pic. It does not need to be super perfect, just create the pinch and then lay it on your bottom guideline. Sew to attach through the pinch about 1/2’’ from the top.

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Continually add pieces of tulle every 2’’ around in a loop until you have attached the tulle all the way around the first guideline. Move up to the next guideline and repeat until you have completed all rows.

Gather the skirt and attach to your bodice as you would in the pattern.

You may now wish to add another row of the tulle around the top of the skirt and stitch in place by stitching in the ditch around the seam where the bodice meets the skirt, or fill in any areas you think need more tulle

You can really get super creative using this method and use varying size pieces of tulle and experiment with how far apart you do your rows etc!

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Happy Sewing!