‘Summer Time’ a pleasant time of year when nature is alive with fresh blooming trees and flowers, the birds sing, the young frolic in the joy of a lovely day and sun dresses are a staple garment. Sofie’s Pleasant Day Sundress is made with all that in mind …she is all yours in ‘buttons and bows’.
The dress features a lined bodice with overlay and bow accent. The front, overlay and back are sewn together in one step then lined with a one piece lining. So fast, so easy your girl will be out the door enjoying her new dress in the summer sunshine in no time.
The skirt of dress can be styled and accented with a simple fold placket and buttons or left plain. The overlay can be a contrasting fabric for a different look.
Compliment the dress with Sofie’s Open Toe Sling Back Sandals or the Ankle Strap Sandal.
Recommended Fabrics: Fashion Fabric Cotton or similar hand & drape woven fabrics Bodice Lining Lawn, batiste
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 34 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! 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.
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I thoroughly enjoyed making this dress pattern. The instructions were well written and easy to follow. I made two dresses following the instructions, one using a contrast fabric for the overlay and one from the same fabric, with the faux placket down the front. Then I decided to change it a bit and left off the overlay and added a row of lace stitched into the front neckline seam. This would be a great pattern to play with complimentary and contrasting fabrics. It is relatively quick and simple to make up. I am looking forward to making more in this design.
This dress is so cute, similar to Blair's meet dress. Relatively easy to make and came together quickly. I did the Velcro closure in the the back and did it my usual way, did not follow the instructions. I have made two so far, one with a single fabric and one with 2 prints. Both are adorable!
Adorable pattern. Instructions and pictures are very clear and easy to follow. This dress can be made in so many fabrics and always looks great .