spring pattern round-up, part 2

Have you visited the Flickr group lately? Quite a few of the spring patterns have been popping up, and I thought it was time to highlight a few more of them. And we finally had a chance to photograph S in her spring dresses, so I’ll show you those as well.

For S’s Hide-and-Seek Dress I chose a lilac/orchid colored linen from Gray Line Linen, with one of Anna Maria’s fabrics as the yoke.




It was fun to match the buttonholes to the fabric for this dress. Can you see on this photo that each buttonhole is a different color to match its moth?



Purple is a popular choice for the Hide-and-Seek Dress! Unbeknownst to me, Kristin was also sewing the Hide-and-Seek Dress in this purple chambray. It’s such a sweet dress with the Liberty print yoke.




More Hide-and-Seek Dresses and Tunics: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

I dug deep into my stash for the fabric for this Garden Party Dress. I bought it several years ago and can’t remember where, but it’s extremely light and sheer, with a slubby texture.




I chose the pale pink as trim because the print is so delicate and sweet and I didn’t want to overpower it. The dress is underlined, meaning that I cut each pattern piece from my fabric and from a cotton lawn, and then I basted the layers together and treated them as a single fabric when constructing the dress. Only the sleeves are left sheer, although I don’t think you can tell in this photo. I think this may be S’s Easter Dress. She loves it so much.

Have you seen the smocked Garden Party Dress that the ladies at Frances Suzanne sewed? When I was designing this pattern these two women came to mind because I suspected they would want to smock it. And it turned out great!




As long as we’re talking about smocking, you must also see this stunning smocked version of the Garden Party Dress. Isn’t that gorgeous?

I also love Sanae’s version of this pattern. The colors and scale of this print are wonderful!


sanae garden-party-dress


More Garden Party Dresses and Blouses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. (I adore that last photo from Nicole!)

And let’s not forget the babies. Kristin sewed this Lullaby Layette Jacket for her nephew, and I love how she gave it a masculine spin with the flannel lining.




More Lullaby Layettes: 1 and 2.

Do you have a favorite version of these patterns so far?


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  1. Thank you for linking to my photos.
    What a buzz!

    The Garden Party was my favourite…..until I sewed the Hide-and-Seek. Now that is my favourite, but I am glueing my Lullaby Layette together……

  2. Brenda

    Your daughter’s dresses are both lovely, and I love her hairstyle ๐Ÿ™‚ I always wore my hair in braids when I was a little girl, and for something special, my Mom would sometimes pin my braids up around my head just like that. It always made me so pleased!

    1. Thanks so much, Brenda! She loves it when I fuss over her hair, but she’s really good at braiding it herself, too!

  3. What a great bunch of patterns and clothes- thanks for sharing the roundup!

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth!

  4. Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns! Our niece absolutely LOVES her smocked garden party dress (aka her Cinderella dress). If she understood that you were the lady behind her magical dress, she’d give you a hug and kiss for sure!

  5. S’s Garden Party dress looks like something out of a Kate Greenaway illustration – so lovely! All of these dresses/tops are so inspiring.

  6. Maria

    I really like Sยดs Hide and Seek dress. I have some beautiful pieces of silk dupioni I inherited from my husbands grandmother… they are not enough for a dress, but too beautiful to just give them away.. and with this dress I finally will have the opportunity to use them. I am happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Oh I love S’s dresses, both of them! I had been so curious to see what you were sewing up for her. Thanks for linking to my hide and seek and jacket! My nephew was wearing that jacket today, still fits! ๐Ÿ™‚

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