Introducing Miranda

Miranda Dress Cover 1Miranda is the latest to join our pattern range and is a beautifully elegant shape to take you through all seasons. It is available in both paper and PDF formats.

Miranda, like all our patterns, takes her name from one of Shakespeare’s heroines, and her namesake is from The Tempest. Miranda lives in exile with her rather domineering father, Prospero. Consequently she can be perceived as a bit naive. But she is guileless and honest and she has an innocent and empathic soul. She begs her father to have pity on the poor passengers of a storm- tossed ship.

And when love strikes true she stands up to her father and shows she has a brave heart and the spirit to follow it. She faces the world bravely, armed with her own courage and loving heart, finding wonder and joy.

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Our Miranda is slightly more shaped than the rest of our dress patterns, Miranda is still a comfortable fit through the bust and waist but requires a full length centre back zip.

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The streamline princess seams flow over the bust from the shoulders and down into the skirt. These particular seams allow for creating a much better fit for individual figures and draw the eye in and down.

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Version 1 has pockets sewn as part of the side front skirt panels and makes up beautifully in a fabric than has a little bit of body, such as soft denim or linen. It would also see you through into the Autumn and work well in a soft needlecord too. Smart enough for work but casual enough for the weekend depending on your choice of fabrics

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Version 2 is a simpler make with no pockets, but we will be showing you how to add in seam side pockets in a later tutorial. As there are no pockets this version lends itself to softer more drapey fabrics like Marocain crepe or cotton lawn. And a pretty floral fabric looks perfect for the Summer or for more of a ‘dressy’ look.

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Miranda has two sleeve options. Version 1 has a longer, ¾ length sleeve with a faced notched cuff which can left long or folded back giving the possibility of utilising a contrasting fabric. Version 2 has a simpler cut short sleeve that sits just above the elbow.

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The neckline on Miranda can be left clean and gently rounded, or you can choose to echo the Version 1 sleeves and include the notch at the centre front.

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Shakespeare’s Miranda is a character that induces hope and admiration. In fact her name means “that which must be admired’ and we hope you’ll be admired in whichever way you choose to make up your own versions of Miranda.

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