Free Pattern of the Month!

January - 2005


Black tweed poncho with slit neck and mock button shoulder seam.

Brown poncho with bound boat neck and fringed edges.


submitted by Dress Shop designer Tessa Elston
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
and modeled by her daughter Astrid


To get and use your FREE pattern, follow these steps:

1. NOTE: This pattern will work properly with Dress Shop build 5 or 6 only. Later versions of Dress Shop cannot work with these early example patterns.

2.  Download It.  Click here to download the pattern.

3. Install It.  When your download starts, select "Save" or "Save To Disk". After your download completes, select "Open" and your free pattern will be installed to the default Dress Shop installation folder - "c:/Program Files/Livingsoft/DressShop/MyPatterns/". If you have Dress Shop installed in some other location, please change this installation pathname before continuing. When the pathname is correct, click OK and your pattern will be installed.

4. Read the construction directions. Click here to view them in .PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat). You can save them to your own hard drive from within Acrobat.

5. Use It.  Run Dress Shop. From the File menu, select "Load Pattern". In the list shown there, you should now find "Two-Point Poncho.pat". Select that and it will load. You can change neckline and ease as you could with any other Dress Shop pattern.


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