Last week I posted this photo on Instagram to show off the new Ellesquare pincushion that Karen gave me for my birthday, and I got so many comments asking for more details on the dress. Here’s a much better look!
In my last post, I shared a woven maxi dress made with fabric from the Observer fabric collection by my friend April Rhodes. Observer also has a few prints on jersey knit, and this dress was made with one of these. It’s incredibly comfortable and perfect for every day. The Art Gallery jersey knits have a lovely amount of stretch!
This dress pattern is called Isla, and it will be my next sewing pattern to launch. I’ve been sewing versions of this pattern for years, yes, literally years, so I’m really excited to be able to finally make it available. As you can see it has a simple bodice with a gathered skirt that attaches at the natural waist. Isla can also be made as a top instead of a dress.
Update: the Isla Dress & Top Pattern is now available! buy now
If you want to be the first to know when the pattern is ready, sign up for my email updates! I’ll be sharing the first peek at other versions of Isla, along with a preview of Cleo, my other upcoming pattern!
(It passes the Teacher Test!)
For more info and links to the Observer fabrics, you can check out my previous post, which was also part of the Observer fabric tour! All of the Observer fabric tour stops are listed here, and you can also check out the posts on Instagram!