Darling Ranges dress sewalong: inspiration

Sometimes I think the hardest thing about starting a sewing project is deciding what fabrics and notions to use. Different fabrics can honestly result in completely different looking garments, and this couldn’t be more true with the Darling Ranges dress. This pattern can look so so different depending on what fabrics and notions you choose, and what customizations you decide to make.

If you’re feeling a little bit stuck on what to try, never fear! I’ve created an inspiration board on Pinterest full of different fabrics, buttons and Darling Ranges versions that I adore. Hopefully something there will grab your attention! I’ll continue to add to it, so feel free to check back later to see if there’s something new.

I’ve also added a bunch of new Darling Ranges Sewing Kits to the store – which might be a great option for a lot of you, as you won’t have to worry about getting the right bits and pieces for your project, it’s all there!

You can also check out the Darling Ranges category here on Design Diary – that has a few more options too!

For me, my fabric choices are actually quite easy! I very stupidly forgot to keep samples for myself of the original AW2010 Darling Ranges dress (pictured above), and the sleeveless SS2011 dress (pictured below). I’ve been kicking myself ever since I realised I hadn’t kept any for myself – thankfully as soon as i realised I saved enough fabric to make one of each -so I’m quite excited to be recreating them!

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  1. Firesparx says

    I LOVE the idea of your Darling Ranges Sewing Kits. It’s on my wishlist! I would be joining your sewalong if I didn’t have a million sewing projects on my plate for our nursery. But I look forward to seeing what everyone else does!

  2. Cindy says

    Really cute dress. Love your patterns and style. Found you via Pixie Pattern and Sewing.

  3. says

    Hi Megan! Will you be helping us cut and figure out the pieces if we decide to go buy a one directional pattern fabric? I have never done that before, but figured it would be a good opportunity to learn from you!