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.
I. LOVE. 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.

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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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