Bohemian Breeze brings back the carefree style of the early 1970s. This relaxed style ruled the fashion world for a time, combining an unstructured feel with a nod toward other cultures and simpler times.
The Crop Top sports an elastic “peasant neckline” with long belled sleeves gathered on the upper arm. Choice of a higher or lower neckline included. If preferred, apply elastic at the sleeve hem and lower top. The breezy sleeves are paired with a cropped waistline. A third sleeve option for short elasticized sleeves is also included.
Not to be overlooked, the Maxi Skirt is all about making a statement with the utmost casual grace. It would make a great modern skirt since the waistline is slightly dropped.
Both pieces close in back with hook and loop tape or your preferred
closure. Or if you prefer, combine both pieces in an easy to sew Dress!
An irresistible Floppy Hat is the perfect topper to this bohemian chic design, as well as with other summer styles. With 2 Brim sizes & 2 Crown styles to mix and match, its versatility will have you reaching for this design again and
again. Try it in a variety of fabrics to go with many of your favorite ensembles.
The look of the early 70s was often layered, with a mixed palette. A Scarf & Tie-On Hat Trim is included to finish the outfit in retro perfection.
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Embroidered fabrics, Quilting weight, Calico Lining (Optional) – Remnant -Silky Solids, very lightweight Cotton & Blends. Hat – Same as for outfit, and Linen, lightweight Denim, Twill & similar.Supplies Needed:
A & B Outfits – Lightweight Woven Cotton & Blends, Chambray, Embroidered fabrics, Quilting weight, Calico
Lining (Optional) – Remnant -Silky Solids, very lightweight Cotton & Blends.
Hat – Same as for outfit, and Linen, lightweight Denim, Twill & similar.
A & B Outfits– 1/2 Yard will make all A & B options
Hat – 1/3 yard
Lightweight Fusible Interfacing for Hat – 1/3 yard
14” of 1/8-inch Elastic for Neckline
10” of 3/8 to 1/8-inch Elastic for Bell Sleeves
hook and loop tape or other closure method for Top and Skirt.
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 50 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! This pattern comes with a 3 page summary of instructions to help you save on printer ink. The PDF sewing pattern provides full-color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I haven't sewn this pattern yet, but it's next on my list.
The pattern was easy to understand and created a stylish outfit. The elasticised bell sleeve was a little loose on my Journey Girl doll because they have thinner arms than American Girl dolls. Next time I'll adjust the sleeves. I loved the hat especially. I made the outfit using a sheer scarf with a border which was lovely light and floaty.
This was a very fun pattern to make and it looks great on the dolls. Easy pattern to sew. Expect to use this pattern many times.
I loved it. I’m always excited to see new patterns and to see what’s on sell
I love the look of the outfit. It's easy to make,too. However, I really hate to leave my seams raw. I don't have a serger and I guess that would make a difference as it creates a much more finished seam than zigzag. I just feel that if the pattern allowed for a little more fabric at the top of the elasticized bodice i could have turned that seam under instead of raw zigzag... Just a pet peeve of mine...once I realized, then I turned under the sleeve and skirt hem, 2x's to create a finished hem to my liking. Like I said, I love the finished design of the outfit.