Customer Appreciation: The Cordelia Sewn by Ali Cat & Co


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I hope you are all having a fabulous mid-February day.  We really appreciate our customers and love seeing what is being created with My Little Plumcake patterns.  We have a ton of fun showing you all off, so that’s what we’re doing!  Today, we’re taking some time to spotlight Brianne over at Ali Cat & Co. with her beautiful Cordelia that she created using our Cordelia dress tutorial. Remember!  The Cordelia is 25% off for the entire month of February!  Thanks, Brianne, for letting us present your work for show & tell.  You can see Brianne’s full blog post HERE.


Hi, I’m Brianne from Ali Cat & Co and I like pretty dresses.

Thank you for having me! I’ll be honest; I’m a new comer to My Little Plumcake but I have quickly fallen in love. The patterns are adorable and professional. Like I said, I like pretty dresses. When I saw the Cordelia Top; I knew it would be a pretty dress and I absolutely adore the sweetheart design. The pattern pieces print and align perfectly. The well marked pattern pieces make cutting a breeze. From cut to hem, I was done in under 3 hours. The pattern has a fully lined bodice, keyhole back for dressing ease, great pattern instructions and easily readable measurement charts. Perfect pattern? Umm…yea!


I left the dress in front of Ali’s door so she would see it when she woke up. She brought it downstairs with her in the morning and at 6:30am and 47F, she was begging to go outside to take pictures in the dress. A mommy seamstress couldn’t ask for anything better than that! Thank you My Little Plumcake for an extraordinary pattern and I can’t wait to see what release next!


Tutorial: The Cordelia DRESS

We’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day here at My Little Plumcake, and we’re going to help you get ready, too!  Our pattern of the month is the Cordelia Peplum top, so that’s the pattern we’re working with today.  We want very dearly for you to “Be Mine” so we’ve put together a tutorial, tied it onto one of cupid’s arrows and aimed it at you. Here’s the Cordelia DRESS tutorial! YAY!  We hope you’ll be our sweetheart (because of the neckline…get it?)


We’re offering 2 different versions for you…a double and single layer skirt.  Pick the one that has your heart and get ready to sew!

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The first step in this process is to make the bodice just like the instructions say to.

Once you’re finished, try the bodice on your little one and measure from the bottom of the bodice to where you want the dress length to be.  Now take that number, add in a hem allowance of ½” and a seam allowance (for where the skirt attaches to the bodice) of 3/8” to the  length.

My model was being horrible and I couldn’t get good shots

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So lets use this model…


FOR DOUBLE LAYER: This is where we break off into the 2 variations.  If you are doing the double layer dress, cut out your peplum skirt pieces before moving on to the next step. For a single layer, you will NOT need to cut out  these peplum pieces.

Take your peplum pattern piece and extend the pattern by adding paper to the bottom.  Starting from the top corner of your pattern piece, line up your ruler flush with the top and measure your full dress-length. Draw a line straight down and another across. Cut out your new skirt pattern. Woo hoo!  Now, go ahead and cut out those skirt pieces.

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For SINGLE layer: You should have 2 long skirt pieces and a completed bodice

For DOUBLE Layer: You should have 2 peplum, 2 skirt pieces and a completed bodice.

Sew up the skirt (and peplum) pieces on the sides and hem as per the tutorial. You’ll have this:


FOR DOUBLE LAYER: Now layer the skirts and pin the raw edges together lining up side seams with wrong side to right side.

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For BOTH versions: Baste gathering lines at the top of your skirt per the tutorial, pull the strings to make it gather and attach as instructed.  YEP!  It’s just that easy!


Now your little sweetheart is ready to spread some love ❤

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Thank you so much for your purchase of the Cordelia pattern.  We LOVE our customers and enjoy bringing you these types of tutorials.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


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