Sally Dress

Several weeks ago I had the privilege to pattern test for Shannon from luvinthemommyhood.  This is her Sally dress…which is a creation she sewed up way back in May for the Vintage May series over at Craftiness is Not Optional and Skirt as Top The Sally Dress So this is a pattern that has been in the making for some time, and the pattern shows it!  There are so many options…Shannon has included instructions for a sleeveless, short sleeved, and 3/4 sleeved dress.  When I saw the pattern, I knew right away I first wanted to try out the 3/4 sleeved version.  Sally Dress Printing out the pattern pieces was a piece of cake…just two pages and there was no taping!  NO TAPING!!!  Waa hoo…I did a little happy dance when I saw that.  PDF patterns are great but the taping that comes with them can be a bit overwhelming and so time consuming.  Sally  Dress The bodice of this pattern is pieced together in an entirely new way to me…and it was great to learn a new technique.  It produces a beautiful dress on the inside hiding all of the raw edges!  The Sally  Dress I sewed the Sally Dress up in a soft purple corduroy I had received from a friend and I lined it with quilters cotton.  I love the finished product and so does Sweet Pea.  The dress slips on and off and has these great, deep pockets on each side.  The  Sally Dress I don’t know if you can tell, but I am smitten with this pattern.  It produces such a cute, classic dress.  I couldn’t stop myself at sewing just one.  I’ll show you later this week my sleeveless version…just as cute and just as classic!  The pattern is now available in Shannon’s shop…go take a look!

  • Renee

    Beautiful color choice! And I love her hair-

    • Teresa

      Thanks Renee! Sweet Pea does not like getting her hair done…at all. But I love it pulled back!

  • I really love timeless classic dresses on children 🙂 You have made such a lovely dress. Your girl is a little copy of you… or is it just my imagination?

    • Teresa

      She is my little clone! She looks just like I did at her age!

  • Thank you so much Teresa! She is gorgeous and I loved both versions of your dresses! Thanks for all your invaluable help 🙂

    • Teresa

      Awwww…thanks Shannon! It was awesome to help test the pattern out!

  • I always like a 3/4 option! The purple is very pretty on her. And NO TAPING, man bonus points, I love PDFs but sometimes the taping gets crazy.

    • Teresa

      I think there’s something about 3/4 sleeves that make things look classic!

  • It’s such a pretty dress and the perks of no taping would make me buy it!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Heather! It really is a great pattern…Shannon did a great job!

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  • Jennifer Somers

    Love the dress. Can the pattern be adapted for an adult? I want one (did you hear the whine?)!

    • Teresa

      I agree…I think an adult version would be great!

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