Thursday, November 10, 2016

(Custom Patterns NOW available!}


Do you love the Practically Pretty Ladies House Dress style, love the fit of custom clothes, and love to sew? 

After many inquiries, we now offer custom patterns for this dress style. Cost is $35 for a full size, printed pattern on quality paper tailored to your measurements. The pattern comes with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. Send your measurements to sewsarah96 (at) gmail (dot) com and we will begin your order. 


Patterns can be customized to your preferred sleeve style, neckline, optional collar, skirt length, and closure option. Let us know how you want to customize your pattern.


Head over to our Ladies Dresses page for ideas on what you would like your custom pattern to include. 


Please note that the Practically Pretty ePatterns including the Girls Simple Gathered Shift ePattern, Girls Simple Peasant Blouse, and the Ladies Simple Peasant Blouse ePattern are not custom and are available to download by emailing this address: bettie (dot) need13 (at) gmail (dot) com. 


Patterns for dresses made from Serendipity StudioSense and SensibilityBaker Lane, and Commonsense Patterns can be purchased through their websites. If you are interested in a custom dress from any of their patterns, please contact us! We would love to help you with the clothing you envision.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

{Everyday Skirts}


This everyday skirt can be made of nearly any kind of fabric, including denim, to suit your everyday needs. It can be further customized to have pockets or ruffles, trim or buttons.  We can also add a cotton lining for summer or slippery silk for winter to go with your favorite wool tights and leggings. The wonderful thing about this style is how versatile it is. It is easily dressed up for a special occasion or dressed down for a family barbecue. Head over to our skirts page for more pictures and information. 

What does your favorite everyday skirt look like? 




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

{A Cotton Dress for Spring}




"Be whatever you want others to be. Wear a smile with your dress." ~Lady Lydia





"I find that a basic, straightforward dress is easy to work in, since you don't have to worry about getting ruffles or full skirts dirty." ~Mrs. Chancey




Friday, October 14, 2016

"Pretty dresses are an ideal garment...."




"Pretty dresses are an ideal garment because they require so little preparation to wear. All you have to do is take one off the hanger in your closet and put it on."


"Dress the way you think the young women should dress. Dresses are all around the most feminine and youthful attire for women at home."


"There are now many alternatives to the dresses you see in stores. You don’t have to wear those dull, uninteresting jeans and tee-shirts anymore. Life is too short to wait for good fashions to come into style. You can make them come in to style by wearing them."



Thank you to Lady Lydia at Ladies Against Feminism for all quotes. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

{Pink Roses House Dress}



Summer heat calls for summer dresses in fun prints! Have you thought about a new summer dress with complimentary fabrics? We would love to help! ~The Seamstresses at Practically Pretty by Design.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

{Pink Roses and Ruffles House Dress}




This is our beautiful, classic house dress, an original Practically Pretty design. It has 6 gores in the skirt, a feminine, ruffle, 3/4 sleeves, and a V-neckline. Do you have any special wardrobe plans for spring? Blessings!