After a bit of extra testing of the Wink Designs "Madeline Dress" pattern I've made a couple of minor changes to Steps 2, 3 & 5 of the instructions. This is mainly to do with the sewing and application of the Collar:
- I designed the dress with a very petite Peter Pan Collar in mind but have decided to increase the proportions slightly by specifying a slightly narrower seam. I think this improves the look of the Collar and makes it much easier to sew.
- I've also included a trick to make the Collar look neater by overlapping the edges within the seam allowance at the front where the two Collar pieces meet before pinning and sewing. This will ensure that the finished Collar pieces meet properly on the finished dress and that there is no gap showing between them.
If you are a past purchaser of this pattern, click on the image and print or save the document to update your pattern. All pattern purchases from now will have the changes incorporated in the document.
Also, the fabric yardage table in the very earliest version of the pattern specified an amount for the smaller sizes which was insufficient. This will apply to only a very small number of customers who purchased the pattern in the first week of publication. It has been corrected since then and I'm just including it here for completeness.
If you find an error in any Wink Designs pattern or even have a suggestion on how something could be done better please don't be shy - just drop me a line and let me know your thoughts. I'm truly commited to making the patterns as good as they can possibly be and your feedback is really important to that process....