Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Sally Dress

My multi-talented and super sweet friend, Shannon, from Very Shannon and Luvinthemommyhood, has just released her latest sewing pattern for The Sally Dress, and I was lucky enough to be a tester for this pattern and be a part of the pattern tour!


Shannon's Sally Dress Pattern is just as amazing and simple to make as her Sweetheart Dress Pattern. I adore them both, and even better, Ella loves wearing them both!  To see the Sweetheart Dresses I made last year, click HERE and HERE.

The Sally Dress Pattern features two large (I mean really big) pockets that are just perfect for active little girls who love to carry around stuffed animals, Little People, Barbies, or even Legos. Ella has had no trouble loading up those pockets while playing around the house or when we run to the store.



Another great detail of the Sally Dress Pattern is that it has no closure and just slips on and off over the head.  This is great for little ones asserting their independence in the "I can dress myself" department!


Back View

The square neckline bodice and shorter skirt length give this pattern a vintage vibe.  In addition to sleeveless, the pattern offers two sleeve length options:  short and 3/4 length.  I think the sleeveless version would be great for fall or winter with a t-shirt worn underneath it.

Although the pattern instructions don't include details for adding piping around the neckline, armholes, and waist, any experienced sewer can do it.  It took me roughly an extra hour's sewing time to make and sew on the piping.


The bodice is fully lined, and Shannon's pattern instructions and illustrations provide you with detailed steps on how to do this effortlessly.  Thank you, Shannon, for letting me test The Sally Dress Pattern!  I absolutely love it!


As far as the fabrics I used to make this dress, I was recently contacted by Kelle of Ann Kelle designs for Robert Kaufman about using some her fabrics.  Immediately, I knew that the Sally Dress would be perfect to showcase several of her coordinating fun, colorful prints.

I made this very outdoorsy version of The Sally Dress using Ann Kelle's Woodland Pals fabric in Bermuda for the bodice and skirt, Remix Small Chevrons in Bermuda for the outside of the pockets, Woodland Pals Raccoon in Bermuda for the pocket lining, Remix Dots in Bermuda for the bodice lining, and Remix Stripes in Bermuda for the piping.  You can purchase all of these prints at a variety of online and brick and mortar retail fabric stores.




Ella loves looking over the skirt for the hedgehogs, bunnies, fox, moose, deer, and mushrooms. Sometimes I turn it into a game to see how many of each she can find or if she can identify the colors on the pockets.  Who knew that fabric could help your pre-schooler learn her colors and to count!  Thanks again, Kelle, for all the fabric!  I love the quality, the colors, and most definitely the designs.  Fun!


Want to make your own version of The Sally Dress?  Then be sure to head to enter the contest below to win your own copy of the pattern.  If you just have to have the pattern right now, then head over to Very Shannon to purchase your own copy of The Sally Dress Pattern.

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Thanks sewVery much for coming by today!  Please be sure to visit all the other amazingly talented bloggers on the Sally Dress Pattern Tour for more inspiration!

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78 comments:

  1. A beautiful dress, Veronica!!! I love those large pockets and the added piping. Gorgeous fabric, too. Spring is my favourite season, as I'm able to spend longer days in the garden without it being too hot.

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  2. Adorable! Love the fabric combo!
    Elizabeth

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  3. Megan V. mmviele(at)rrt(dot)com

    I love when the weather finally warms up in the spring & the hot lake summer days! So I guess I love two seasons!

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  4. summer because the other season is winter here :p and I am like a cold blooded lizard--I *Need* warmth!

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  5. I love spring, when everything is in bloom, and it isn't too hot yet

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  6. I agree with you, fall is a nice season with lovely colors too ^_^
    thank you so much for the chance

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  7. I like spring and the new colors as everything is blooming.

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  8. I love fall, even though we don't get too much of one here in the So Cal coast. But there are a few days here and there where I feel that lovely fall crispness!

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  9. I love fall and spring...but actually, it's pretty much any season but summer. :)

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  10. Summer is my favorite. More time off with the kids and we do everything outdoors!
    Jess

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  11. I love Fall & it is beautiful right now in the 70.s. Ready to sew for my grand girls. rinebird

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  12. I do love fall, but spring is actually my favorite. I love seeing flowers pop up everywhere!

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  13. I love this dress, its so cute! I'm usually a summer girl but im really enjoying the cooler air here in san diego (Just moved from Florida) Thanks for the chance.

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  14. Fall! That's when I got married and that's when the leaves are the best!

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  15. Gorgeous dress I love it, winter is my fave, bring on the snow :-)

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  16. Very Fabulous dress ... I love Fall and All the colors & creative fun that comes with it :)

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  17. I love that you can slip it on over the head and go without buttons or clasps, etc. Simple yet vintage. I like that!
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    ~Melissa

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  18. So Cute! Love the square neckline.
    Favorite Season is Fall. But in Glendale, AZ this only last a week!!
    Love all the colors of Fall.

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  19. I love our two weeks of spring best - we barely have fall and spring here in Alberta, just 3-4 months of summer, and then 8 months of cold and snow.

    The dress is super adorable! I especially love the animals print.

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  20. My favorite season is spring! So many beautiful flowering trees.

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  21. I love the transitions to fall and spring. Wonderful!

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  22. When I first saw this pattern I fell in love with it! I love the fabric and the piping detail you used.

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  23. I think my favorite season is Spring because of all of the new life. <3

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  24. I love this dress! My daughter love it too! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  25. Fall, by far! Cool and crisp, apples and garden veggies, back to school, football season, my birthday, activity, prep for the busy season... The list goes on! I love love love fall!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this adorable pattern! :)

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  26. I want to buy this pattern so badly, but I'm hoping I'll win it. So cute! Good job!

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  27. I love spring, all the new flowers coming up, especially tulips!

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  28. Very cute - this would be a good, "twirling" dress according to my daughter.

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  29. Spring is my favorite season!

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  30. Cute version - I have been looking at this pattern. So sweet and simple! Love the pockets!

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  31. I like the summer because you don't need as many layers to put on here in Minnesota, but I do like the fall too. Love your version of the dress. I might have to make it for my little Veronica when she gets bigger, she's only 13 months old right now and such a peanut, not even 20 lbs. yet. Your daughter is really cute too.

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  32. Love this dress! Especially that it just pulls over your head...no fasteners. My favorite time of year is fall because of the weather & the colors.

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  33. I love all the seasons in turn. They each have their own special beauty.

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  34. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  35. I'm not entering the giveaway because I have a son but I never noticed that I was not a Facebook follower.
    Ally

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  36. Love the accents creating by the piping. Gorgeous pattern

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  37. oops! forgot to add my favourite season is Fall/Autumn. Although we are heading into Summer here in Australia, I love the colours and temperature of Autumn :)

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  38. My granddaughters 4 & 3 would look so cute in this dress pattern. I have just rediscovered my love of sewing this past few years.

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  39. My daughter would love thus dress with deep pockets to hold lots of treasures & no closure to fiddle with!

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  40. Oops, & I love fall for the colors, cooler temps & baking;)

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  41. Love this dress, so cute! Another fan of fall here. :)

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  42. Fall. Cooler weather and the colors are always wonderful.

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  43. It's such a cute dress. I love the fall weather, but I love summer for the time with the kiddos.

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  44. This dress is so lovely!! Gosh, I'm such a fan of both, each is such a nice break from the harsher hot and cool temperatures. But I'll say fall this time since that is what I'm enjoying at the moment. :)

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  45. I love the spring, the chartreuse green of new leaves on trees is such a sight for sore eyes after a long winter.

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  46. Super cute dress! I love spring and summer; I am no cold weather girl! Thanks for the chance!

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  47. I love the photos in this post, Veronica! So beautiful!

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  48. This is such a cute dress! Loving it.

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  49. I love fall and winter I can't chose one. I love the colors and crispness of fall, but I love the snow even if it is colder then cold.

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  50. Love what you created with the Sally pattern! Gptta say my favorite season is summer, hot weather and bare feet.

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  51. I love summer because if it is under 80, I am cold. Haha

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  52. I love those huge pockets! So cute.....I'm a summer fan because I love the sun!!!

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  53. My newest favorite pattern! I love fall - cool but not cold, perfect for soup and sweaters, and beautiful colors!

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  54. Spring, everything is fresh and new.

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  55. I LOVE FALL BECAUSE IT FINALLY IS GETTING COOL AGAIN!

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  56. Such a darling dress, love the big pockets...my granddaughter would love this, she is always carrying things with her!! Thank you for your generosity...;0)

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  57. This is adorable!!!

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    1. I forgot to add that summer is my favorite season. I love the outdoors and the warmth.

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  58. I do love the fall. I'm not found of the cool weather even though I live in RI. But I love the colors~!

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  59. My favorite season is spring because I love seeing all the flowers starting to bloom once again.

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  60. I also love fall, mostly because of its beauty, as well as thats when schools start and its my birthday :)

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  61. I love this pattern and the version you made is adorable. The piping is a great touch.

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  62. Spring is my favorite. I love the smell after the rain. Fall is a close second. :)

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  63. I really love this pattern! My favorite season is Fall also I love the temperatures!

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  64. what a cute dress so need to have!!!

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  65. Summer! I love fun days at the beach and playing outside until late with my kids.

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  66. My favorite season is Fall - Days are cooler, time to slow down relax & enjoy the autumn colors.

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  67. Beautiful dress!
    I love spring and the fresh green leaves!

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  68. I love spring and summer. Love the blooming flowers in Spring and pool days in the summer:)

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  69. I LOVE fall! I love that I can start to wear my boots, the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, Halloween, and the fact that everything is pumpkin flavored.

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  70. Definitely Spring...you are coming out of the awful cold but its still not overly hot - just perfect :) And of course the outfits my little girl can wear are just adorable!

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  71. I am definately a summer girl!!!! I love the beach and the pool and having bbq's and going away to our holiday house!! Brilliant!!
    Emma Wizza

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  72. I love Autumn and Summer.... needless to say my girls names are Autumn Melody and Summer Harmony...lol

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  73. Fall, nice Texas weather!
    Laura Dawson

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