Monday, August 26, 2013

The Sally Dress

Finally the Sally Dress pattern has been released!  I've been eager to show all the beautiful dresses I made during testing of the pattern.  The many, many dresses!  This pattern has three different sleeve options and I couldn't help myself.  I had to sew up each option.  And I had some matching bird fabric, so the girls had to get matching dresses.

Only two pieces of the pattern are required to be printed (bodice and sleeve), which is so refreshing.  The instructions and diagrams are easily understood and result in a professional dress with a fully lined bodice (and without exposed seams).

Let's start with the sleeveless option?  This option is maybe the quickest to put together since hand sewing is not required to affix the lining (though the hand stitching is totally worth the effort with the sleeve options).

Their favorite part of the dress is obviously the generous pockets!

Now onto the short sleeve version:

I love this version, which was an accident.  You can see that the skirt is half of the width that the pattern calls for.  I had less fabric than I thought and it was already cut out, so I went with it.  I think it looks very retro (love the knobby knees).  I trimmed the pockets with some adorable stork ribbon.

My favorite part of the pattern is the pull on/pull off square neckline.  It is so unique!

This one I added lace to the sleeves and bodice line - such a sweet look.

And finally the 3/4 length sleeve - LOVE it!

I made a matching yo-yo hair clip for this one, which I need to do more often.  So cute!

I am so thankful I was able to test this pattern!  The girls now have 6 beautiful dresses in their closet - a couple for the end of the summer and the rest for fall.  They've already received several compliments on the dresses!

You can get the pattern now here or here.  Check it out!

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  1. Thank you soooooo much for all of your help! 6 dresses...wowsa!!! you are the best! hugs!

    1. Thanks, couldn't stop, all the options made great dresses

  2. Wow...I agree with Shannon...six dresses is impressive. And they all turned out beautiful!

    1. Yeah, I have the direction memorized now :). Thanks!

  3. Such adorable dresses!! The last one with the matching yoyo is my fave. Absolute cuteness!

  4. Wow! That's a lot of sewing! I love the navy dress!

  5. Lovely dresses! Beautiful fabric choices!

  6. The dresses are darling. The purple with birds is my favorite, love the fabric!

  7. Amazing!!! I love all the details and unique looks that each dress has! It makes me want to make another for my little girl!