I’m back from a great vacation in Maine and finally getting to share my Coastal Breeze dress as part of the Make It Perfect Pattern Parade. I made sure I had this project completed before my vacation, therefore I’ve had this dress made and have been waiting for my turn to blog it for weeks now! I don’t like wearing my handmade cl0thing until I can get pictures taken. I guess I’m afraid I’ll do something to ruin it and then I won’t be able to share my finished project. Well obviously my pictures are taken, so I finally get to wear my Coastal Breeze dress!
This dress is so comfy and perfect for the warm weather. The Coastal Breeze dress is also a “breeze” to sew up! I’ve heard lots of great things about Make It Perfect Patterns, but had yet to try one for myself. Make It Perfect offers both PDF and paper patterns for women and children. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to give one of their patterns a try! I’ve seen lots of lovely versions of the Shearwater Kaftan
and almost chose it, but decided I better choose something I won’t roast in in the Charleston summer heat. This dress pattern has some sweet little details. The skirt is pleated, which I love! The bottom of the bodice is gathered, which is nice for the summer weather because it makes the dress not so “clingy”. I’m also a huge fan of the scoop neckline. Cut Cut Sew
had the fabulous idea of lengthening hers to a maxi! My beautiful mint knit fabric is from Girl Charlee
. The fabric for the waistband is leftover from my lady skater dress
and happened to have the same exact mint color in it. I love how the waistband allows you to add a little visual interest to the dress!
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