Sewaholic Saltspring, My Third and Favorite

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What can I saw about my latest Sewaholic Saltspring? I really don’t feel a need to say much….the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

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For my first and second Saltspring I made the knee length version. I LOVE how they turned out, but I just couldn’t stop there…I needed a maxi length one in my handmade life. I found this Amy Butler rayon challis on Hawthorne Threads and knew immediately that it needed to be my next Saltspring. I ordered it on Friday and it arrived all the way from New York on Tuesday. That’s crazy fast….Monday was even a holiday! Thanks Hawthorne Threads!

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I love the straps on the Saltspring! I don’t own any other dress patterns with this type of strap. I love when a new pattern comes out that has something that makes it very different than all my other patterns. It also makes for an easy fit! Just tighten or loosen the straps!

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Still loving the amount of scoop in the back. Excuse the sports bra tan. I guess that’s what happens when you take your dog for a walk on the beach every morning during summer break!

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Pockets…don’t we all love pockets

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I wore my new Saltspring to dinner at my in-laws this evening. I love how it’s casual enough for dinner with family, dressy enough for dinner downtown, and comfy enough for a day of work (with a cardigan of course…can’t be wearing spaghetti straps at work).

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Believe me when I say…..this is my favorite dress to date….BY FAR!


It’s hard to believe that almost 3 years ago we were posing for our engagement pictures under this same Oak tree.


Such a beautiful place…..


  1. Hi there, I found you via the Sew Caroline/Hawthorne Threads link up! I am a resident of Chas/Mt. Pleasant and so glad to stumble across your blog.

    Well done on all of your projects. I am new and so inspired by your work.

  2. hi there! do you recall if you used the full 3.5 yards for the maxi version? I have some fabric that I really want to use for this dress but only have 3 yds, and it’s out of stock. let me know (if you remember)!

    • I’m pretty sure I was able to get by with less yardage by lining the bodice with other fabric. I just used a cotton voile to line the bodice. I know that would save at least a 1/4 of a yard. Are you able to lay it out to check first? I wish I could remember for sure!!!

      • sorry I just saw that you replied! yes i will lay it all out to make certain but hopefully I can squeeze it in, esp if the lining was factored into the recommended yardage (I’ll def use a diff fabric for lining). I’m wanting this done for the Spring… hard to think about a dress right now when it’s in the single digits! thanks for the info:)

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