We’re thrilled to reveal the second design in the Cotton + Chalk range – currently making it’s debut as a free dressmaking pattern with issue 19 of Simply Sewing. Pack a breezy boho dress for your summer break with The Olivia Dress, in sizes 6-20 and featuring two flattering length options.
Pattern no. 02 in the collection is this summer dress with a relaxed vibe, flattering loose fit and two different sleeve and length options. You can sew it up in two ways. Dress A (above) has a round neckline with an elastic casing at the waist and is knee length with a ruffled hem, while Dress B is a maxi length dress with an on-trend side seam split and contrast band. Both can be made with full or three-quarter sleeves, depending on how hot your vacation destination is! When making your dress, we recommend using light to medium weight fabrics, such as viscose, rayon, cotton or silk. We’ve used turquoise floral viscose and shibori navy viscose from Dragonfly fabrics.
Are you making The Olivia Dress? We’d love to see! Be sure to share a photo with us using #simplysewingmag or if you haven’t got your hands on the pattern yet, treat yourself today to issue 19 of Simply Sewing magazine.