Hello, all! I'm back from a wonderful, exhausting family trip and have received some exciting news for me professionally. I'm trying to get back into the blog-swing of things and have been enjoying wearing all my me-made dresses and skirts in the fabulous weather we've been having in the Bay Area.
I'm weather-motivated, so all I can think of now is full skirts and A-line leggy goodness. Speaking of summer-lovelies, I was thrilled when I saw that Christine Haynes' new sewing patterns were available for pre-order! Christine is the author of Chic and Simple Sewing and is teaching the Craftsy class, the Sassy Librarian Blouse.
I met Christine—who is a friend of one of my favorite people on the planet—at the Colette launch party at Sew L.A. in February.
Here's the Derby Dress, described as "a fun swingy a-line sundress. Both versions pull
on, feature princess seams in the front, and have four panels in the
back. View A has a contrast Peter Pan collar, straps at the neck, and a gathered ruffle at the hem that hits above the knee. View B has a bias-cut gathered ruffle at the neck, a tie belt at the waist, and hits just above the knee."
No zipper? Peter pan collar? Ruffle? Yes, please! I snapped the Derby Dress up, and I think I'll try View A in a buttery silky fabric I just picked up in Hawaii.
This is the Chelsea dress, and the 90s girl in me longs for Version A. It also seems perfect for folks who are bold with prints and fabrics.
It is "a sweet and modern baby doll dress. Both versions pull on and feature raglan sleeves and dress that gather into the upper yoke. View A has a contrast yoke, Peter Pan collar with a 3-button closure, short sleeves, and hits above the knee. View B has a V-neck collar with bias cut bow, 3/4 length sleeves, and band at the hem that hits at the knee."
Check them out here. Free domestic shipping until May 31!
Grace Kelly in ‘Rear Window’, 1954. - Grace Kelly in ‘Rear Window’, 1954.