Today Amy from SewsNBows is sharing her fun version of the popular Sally Dress! Amy was gracious enough to share her work with us and it’s lovely!
I bought the Sally Dress pattern when it released, & I’ve already made it several times. To switch this one up, I added a rolled cuff and faux button placket to the sleeve. I shortened the dress to tunic length, and added a banded hem.
My fabric was purchased in Dallas in the warehouse district of Perth Ave. It’s a secondary market; full of close outs, liquidations, bankruptcy purchases, and “flawed” fabrics. Its not uncommon to find high end designer fabric for $2-$5 per yard! This fabrics “flaw” is that the manufacturer/designer information wasn’t printed on the selvedge. I’ve been unable to source it.
I had these buttons custom made for my Go To Sew contribution. They were color matched and designed by Hannah from Fastenation Studio. She was able to match the buttons with only a photo of the fabric. Her site is http://fastenationstudio.
*NOT an affiliate. Just a fabulous resource.
I like that this pattern has professional finishing. The interior is as nice and clean as the outside.
The other major selling point for a lot of seamstresses is the fact that there are no closures required. It’s not easy to find a cute, fitted dress that will pull on and off without a zipper or buttons.
In the summer, I plan to make a bubble skirt version, and an a-line Sally Dress!