Sundress Sew-a-long - Pattern picks

7.01.2015


Happy July 1st everyone, sundress sew-a-long is officially underway!! I'd say that Froggie and I are celebrating with mimosas, but in truth we are just eating chocolate chips straight out of the bag. Sometimes you have to spend your champagne money on car repairs. C'est la vie.  But we're not going to let that get us down because sewing plans are free! Should any of you be looking around for sewing inspiration we've compiled a list of our favorite new dress patterns.

1. Butterick 6167  - The newish bust shelf pattern from Gertie. This is the pattern I'll be making if I can finally stop waffling around about fabric selection.  Flora, tropical, polka dots, they all seem to be choices that will work equally well. I might just have to blindfold myself and throw a dart at some swatches to decide.

2. Butterick 6164 - I really like the classic design of the pattern and the sample fabric used doesn't hurt either. Interesting use of darts at the neckline.


3. For causal maxi dress lovers there are the pattern options of the Southport dress for wovens and the Sallie for knits. Both seem like great wardrobe building patterns.


4. Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress -  They've given me a bunch of antibiotics but I've still got shirt dress fever.  The new pattern by sew over it makes me want to scratch that shirt dress itch some more.

5. Vogue 1446 - If anyone is looking for a challenge then this Rebecca Taylor design has one eye catching back.

Those are a couple of lovelies I've had my eyes on recently. If you're in the mood for more pattern ideas then check out last year's pattern posts for modern or retro picks. Those of you with plans already, I can't wait to see what you sew up!

16 comments:

  1. OMG someone please make that Rebecca Taylor dress! :)

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  2. ScruffybadgertimeJuly 1, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Gorgeous inspiration!!! I have given up on Flickr ( one additional account and password too far when it went yahoo) I guess Instagram and Twitter is also going to be experiencing sun dress fever ?? Ps I've got froggy's sister helping me with mine 😉🐸

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  3. SeamsOddLouise.Blogspot.comJuly 1, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    I'm in need to go and look through my patterns

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  4. Happy to say I have an Alder that accidentally go sewed up early...but still counts and a bright Lonsdale out of VOILE coming! Also that Sallie is going to be happening I'm sure :-) Sundresses galore!

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  5. Those are some great selections. The Rebecca Taylor dress is so pretty, although I've enjoyed making the Gertie shelf dress recently.

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  6. Love your ideas and I totally agree that the B6167 will be lovely in a number of fabrics. Waiting to see your verison!

    Ok, I don't know if I will be able to sew something, but I will try. I have my eye in a couple of new look summer dresses and even have choosen the fabric to test them, so this can be the chance to do it.



    P.s: I need to find an animal friend that points me in the correct direction too, as I am always doubting and procastinating!

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  7. Right?! Somebody else can deal with sewing all of those pintucks. We just want to wear it.

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  8. Yes, Yes! You can always just show off your makes on instagram or Twitter. That extra yahoo password is a total pain in the ass.


    Froggie says that you're in good hands with his sister.

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  9. Excellent. I'm sure there's something hiding in the pattern stash that will catch your eye.

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  10. Wooooo HOOOOOO!!! You're a machine!

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  11. I didn't realize the Rebecca Taylor design had all those pintucks until clicking on the technical drawing. Woozers!

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  12. I hope you can carve out some sewing time but sometimes real life really does get in the way. Froggie will cross his paws for you and maybe clone you a helper. :)

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  13. I'm with you - I need to make more shirt dresses!

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  14. There are never enough!!

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  15. McCalls 6696 is a great pattern! I hope that your plaid matching goes together like perfection.

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