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