Inspiration: Every Which Way

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Anyone that has collected, browsed, or joined a vintage pattern group has seen the 7day wardrobe patterns.  I own several myself and have always loved the versatility of them.  They’re little packets chock full of options for a full variety of dresses and accessories.

Who doesn’t love a pattern with options?  Most of my patterns include a few options, but I really wanted to Every Which Way to be more versatile than my other patterns, so I provided a pattern with so many options, you may never need to sew another pattern again.

One of the simplest way to change a dress’s look is to change the neckline.  So I’ve added TWO necklines to Every Which Way.  A round neck and a shallow squared neck.  For the round neck, I’ve included TWO collar options, a narrow pointed collar or a peter pan collar.

Every Which Way pdf pattern
Round Neck
duchess and hare every which way
Square Neckline

Another quick way to change the look of a pattern is to lengthen or shorten the bodice.  So, I’ve added two bodice lengths.  The short bodice is empire length and the long bodice hits below the waist.  The long bodice is lightly tapered for a better fit.

Every Which Way by Duchess and Hare pdf patterns
Long Bodice


Every Which Way by Duchess and Hare Patterns
Short Bodice

And then there are the sleeves!  8 sleeves all together.  A flutter sleeve, a puff sleeve, A gathered short, 3/4 and long sleeve PLUS a set in short, 3/4, and long sleeve.  Don’t forget the different skirt options, tunic, vintage and dress length PLUS a 2 tiered skirt.

All of these are very basic pieces based on my slopers with no true design elements.  This means that you have a perfect base for making anything you want and it’s guaranteed to have the fit and construction that you love from Duchess & Hare.

5 Replies to “Inspiration: Every Which Way”

    1. Most vintage patterns are only one size, so when I use them, I’m just careful not to rip them. Some people trace them onto cardstock.

      I find the fit very different now. Vintage patterns have more ease than current fashion or current patterns. Not to mention how much shorter they are.


      1. Thanks so much! And yes they are short, although I have noticed European children’s clothing is becoming quite short.


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