May 23, 2016

Spring 2016 Collection: Meet Heidi!

Our second design for the spring is the Heidi Dress. Patterned after our most popular pattern to date, the Diane Kimono dress, this new design has the same great fit and construction. With bias bound armholes and neckline, there is no need to worry with any facings! This is a pullover design so there is no zipper to worry with, either.

I have provided an option to split the bodice into a contrasting center front and back, so you can feature several prints from a collection. The skirt can be cut on the fold as a slim line or gathered, to give you more room through the hips. The dolman sleeve is one that provides a bit of sleeve for those of you who like to have a little bit extending onto your arms.

The waistband is featured with a drawstring, but can be easily altered to insert elastic instead if this is your preference. There are several hemlines featured, from tunic length all the way to maxi length.

This dress works well in a variety of fabrics. Quilting cotton is always a great choice, but if you would like to try something different, here are some suggestions: double gauze, rayon, lightweight linen, cotton lawn or voile, and silk. This design works well with border prints as well.

Here are the details about the samples:

Mid-calf length in border print.
Blooming Border by Michael Miller Fabrics
Maxi length dress with contrasting center front and back bodice,
 and contrasting wide border at lower edge of skirt.
Wander by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics
Maxi length dress in border print with contrasting fabric
Lavish by Katarina Rocella for Art Gallery Fabrics
Knee length with contrasting layered and ruffle hem.
Olive's Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Mid-calf length in rayon
Amy Butler for Free Spirit Fabrics
Knee length in layered double gauze (skirt) with lower ruffle hem
Shannon Fabrics
Maxi length with 2 contrasting fabrics
Grand Canal by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics
Knee length in one fabric with direction of fabric changed for side front and back bodice
Studio Stash by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Heidi is available NOW on our website, so go pick up your pattern today.
Happy Sewing!