Planning to make a Zadie dress? I’ve created a colouring sheet to help you plan the design of your dress:
Print off as many copies of the colouring sheet as you like on A4 or Letter size paper. Then grab some coloured pencils and start having some fun!
Play around with a bunch of dress designs and see which you like the best. Try it all in one colour, a mix of contrasting or toning colours, or mix and match solids and prints.
Another way you could use the colouring sheets is as templates for cutting out fabric that you’ve already got to play around with colour-blocking combinations. I did this myself when deciding what fabrics to use for our Zadie sewing kits.
Cut out the shapes for the sleeves, bodice, skirt etc. Don’t worry about cutting them absolutely accurately or it’ll be a fuss to cut the fabric – just get the general shape. Then use these shapes as templates to cut out itty bitty fabric pieces. Put them together to get an idea of what your dress design will look like when it’s finished.
I love how cute these miniature dresses look!
In the next post I’ll share my top tips on colour blocking your handmade dresses, if that’s something you’re interested in doing. In the meantime, you can find out how much fabric you’ll need for colour-blocked Zadies at the bottom of the shop page (we’ve even created a colour-blocked cutting layout for you).
I’d love to see what designs you come up with for your Zadie dress. Do share your coloured-in sheets or mini fabric dresses on Instagram with us @TillyButtons with the hashtag #SewingZadie. Can’t wait to see!