How Does it Sew?! :: The Jamie Dress

Since I began sewing a few years ago, patterns scurrrrred me. It wasn’t until I began my job at the locally owned fabric store that I work at that I was able to get up enough courage to sew something from a pattern.

SO, this Summer I have deemed the Summer of sewing patterns!
And guess what? I have some fun giveaways (with designers!!), guest posts, and other cool stuff lined up all about sewing patterns!
At the end of the Summer, I want to have a sew along with you all & I’d love your suggestions for what we should sew together! Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I’ll announce what the sew-along will be for and y’all can get started picking fabrics!!

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Boy, oh BOY, am I excited to share with you this edition of How Does it Sew!?

This is one of my VERY FAVORITE dresses that I own. Yep. I said it.
…and I hope you do too!

This pattern is The Jamie Dress from Jennifer Paganelli’s company, Sis Boom and the fabric is from her line of fabric Crazy Love.

This retro, swingy dress is flirty and fun to wear & twirl about it in. (Just don’t twirl tooooo much… or you know… ;))I would say this pattern is for the intermediate seamstress.. only because you have to deal with elastic AND  a zipper (which by the way, I was dreading, but it was super simple!). I inched the hem-line up  a leeeetle further than I normally would… but, hey! its Summer!

the details:
fabric: Sis Boom Crazy Love
pattern: The Jamie Dress
prep time: 1.5 hours
sewing time: 2.5 hours

Jennifer and I have been chatting and since she JUST released a brand, spankin’ NEW line of fabric… she’s offering one of YOU 3 yards of your choice from her new line, Super Fly!

Think about it. 3 yards will make THIS dress… so all you’d have to purchase is the pattern. Um, y’all. That’s a $10 dress!!!

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36 thoughts on “How Does it Sew?! :: The Jamie Dress

  1. Cool! I think that you picked my favorite dress pattern (Jamie Dress) on her site! I’d love to try to tackle my first clothing project with this one!

  2. I love that! I’m not going to lie, the waist band scares me just a little bit… but patterns scare me too! I have the hardest time being patient enough to cut straight, iron seams, etc etc. The Meghan Peasant dress looks like it may be a little more my level. 😉

  3. What a fun Summer Dress! So cute! I love SIS BOOM and have a ton of their dresses on my pattern “wish list”. I love the Dana Top & Dress. I would love a sew along & would definitely participate. I feel like I am always sewing for my children or for my children/baby Etsy shop, so I would love to make something for myself. Dress, shirt, skirt, scarf…Anything to make me feel like a hot momma! haha! Can’t wait to see what you choose!

  4. Words cannot describe how much I adore the fabric line! I would love to make the Rebecca Shift since I’m in need of a simple dress that fits well.

  5. fun giveaway!!

    i agree — patterns are intimidating! i sewed a clutch from a pattern once & it took me over three hours to figure it all out! i definitely look forward to a sew along :]

  6. I have been wanting to sew myself something fun for when summer arrives here in Seattle. The Jamie dress is adorable and I am loving the new line, Crazy Love, it’s crazy awesome!! Might have to take a little trip to the fabric store, not sure how DH may like that 😉

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