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Learn to Sew Ava

Updated: May 19, 2023

Ava is a classic dress with a raised bodice and square neck, providing a blank canvas perfect for monograms or heirloom embellishments. Use VIEW A for an Angel sleeve or sleeveless option and VIEW B for a capped short sleeve. The bodices are fully lined, and the skirt is gathered. This playful and casual look will shine from the beach to the playground. In addition, the Smocked Ava add-on is included in the video. With a few rows of smocking placed just below the bodice, the opportunities to customize are abundant. Susan teaches all 3 views from start to finish. This video lesson is available on on our website. Shop the looks featured in the video below.

Shop the Video Lesson Looks

View A

Patterns: Ava with Angel Sleeve

Fabric: Seersucker Wide Check Blue by Fabric Finders

View B

Patterns: Ava with Capped Sleeve

Fabric: Riviera B Summer Sketch by Riley Blake

Smocked Ava

Patterns: Ava with Capped Sleeve + Smocked Ava Add-on

Fabric: June's Meadow A-CC by Liberty of London

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