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Posted on:6/6/14 11:45 AM
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  • Tip: Narrow binding on necklines and armholes for knits
  • Filed Under: Digital Patterns  
    Fabric:ITY Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
    Pattern Description: A PatternReview exclusive, the Summer Street Dress is everything you want in a cool summer dress. Easy to sew, with an optional contrast panel in the front, this kimono sleeve knit dress with a scoop neckline has endless possibilities. Sew as is for a sweet dress that you’ll wear everywhere. Lengthen the skirt, and you have a maxi that’s right on trend!

    This is my 4th dress from this pattern and I have another one planned which I will review next week.


    2nd version (the color blocked green dress)

    Polka Dot (my favorite so far)

    I've even made a peplum top from this pattern!

    This version couldn't be simpler. I just drafted a full circle skirt and sewed it on (like the peplum top ). You can either draft your skirt using the free app from By Hand London or use my peplum top method.

    I left the sleeves and hem raw. More so because its a tad short but it still works.

    Because the print is so busy, I like to wear a belt and chunky jewelry with it to add a pop of color.

    The clear elastic in the waist seam is a must because otherwise the waist seam won't be snug. As you can tell, I am a heavy user of CE Can't help it, love the stuff.

    Fabric Used: ITY print from

    Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I am making another version with a quarter circle skirt and fabric belt.

    Conclusion: This was one of the fastest dresses I've sewn and I encourage you to try it. Super simple and super easy. Can't even tell they are all the same pattern can you?
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    petro said...
    Wow, great looking dress! I can see why you make this pattern again and again.
    6/11/14 8:02 AM
    Kathy Russell said...
    So pretty and feminine.
    6/9/14 10:23 PM
    dotes said...
    LOVE the fabric...great design on you!
    6/9/14 9:48 AM
    Sewingmi said...
    Just gorgeous, and I love your photo shoot!
    6/7/14 12:07 PM
    AnneM said...
    Cutest version yet (although that polka dot one is fab as well).
    6/7/14 8:25 AM
    caroljeancarmichael said...
    This is a great color choice for you.
    6/6/14 9:08 PM
    supizoo said...
    Gorgeous dress.
    6/6/14 7:26 PM
    slmstyle said...
    So pretty! I love the fabric!
    6/6/14 6:02 PM
    ISewedIt said...
    Love it!
    6/6/14 5:16 PM
    caper81 said...
    I *love* this dress! The fabric really makes it:)
    6/6/14 2:41 PM
    liliv said...
    You look very cute in this gorgeous dress.
    6/6/14 2:05 PM
    BlueSkysAhead said...
    Really like this version on you. What a wonderful dress.
    6/6/14 12:59 PM
    AngelaSews said...
    Lovely dress. Everything about it is fabulous! And love the fun you're having in the photos :)
    6/6/14 12:43 PM
    Deepika said...
    Mary, sky is the limit with this pattern. I am so glad that you're having fun with it.
    6/6/14 12:15 PM
    TJSEWS said...
    Beautiful! Just BEAUTIFUL! You look fabulous and what a gorgeous print. Love the colors!
    6/6/14 12:01 PM
    Mmmberry said...
    Ok now I know I can use the same pattern multiple times so I'm making my third version asap!
    6/6/14 11:53 AM
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