Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Love in the Summer Sundress
The first day of summer has come and gone and it's time to think about warmer summer breezes and days at the beach! Thanks to a student of mine, I was turned on to a great little dress that's begging to be sewn...so of course I couldn't resist and now I'm teaching a class in it this month at The Grove.
It's a free download pattern from SewStylish.com. Granted you have to piece together the printed sheets...but they're clearly labeled and easy to follow. Just clear your living room floor so you'll have lots of room to spread out! It comes in a multiple of sizes and would look good on most body's since it's an empire waist and has a forgiving skirt shape.
I made it in two fabrics from Alexander Henry called Catlin Blooms and Catlin Stripe and the colors look great with the Namaste bag in the picture. Both fabrics and the bag are available at The Grove.
The pattern was originally printed in Twinkle Sews, along with a number of other creative and fun patterns. The book provides the patterns, so it's worth the purchase! The only challenge I had in making the dress was figuring out the bra pieces, but once that was done, the rest fell in place.
Join me this month if you're in town or get the pattern and sew this great little dress!