Spring Dress Tour and Sale Day One

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Spring is in the air and we are so pumped that we’re CELEBRATING!!!


Today begins our Spring Dress Tour and Sale!

Select dresses will be on sale ALL WEEK LONG with a few patterns being highlight each day so you have amnestying opportunity to learn more about each pattern. Also, because we love you we’ve got some awesome FREE spring cut files new on the site.  Get ’em HERE!

In addition to the pattern info we’ll be recommending fabric for each highlighted patterns.  All fabric recommendations are from this week’s sponsor, Sly Fox Fabrics. That’s right, we have a sponsor this week!

You know what that means, don’t you? There will be a giveaway at the end of the week.  Continue reading to find out more!

But first….

Let’s talk about today’s highlighted patterns:

Camilla Cowl Neck Top & Dress

This pattern is all class and all comfort!  Seriously, I made one for the first time a few months(I might have been a little intimidated) ago and I can’t get enough. I feel pretty and classy every time I wear it and don’t even get me started on all the compliments coming my way.

Here are the details:

The Camilla Top and Dress has a beautiful silhouette than can be dressed up or down.  Even though it looks sophisticated, I think you’ll be amazed at how easily it comes together.

Options include:

  • Sleeveless, Short, Elbow, 3/4, Long, and Extra Long Sleeves;
  • Shirt, Tunic, A-line Dress, and Swing Dress;
  • Maternity option;
  • Band option for each sleeve length, including thumbhole cuffs;
  • Hem Band Option;
  • Optional Pockets for Swing Dress; and
  • Optional ruched sides of bodice.
  • Sizing from XXS-5XL

Fabric Talk:

This pattern requires knit fabric with at least 50% stretch. Lycra blends such as brushed polyester, rayon, and ITY
will work well for the shirt, tunic, and the dress. Lycra helps the fabric keep its shape. A fabric without lycra will
become baggier throughout the day.

Fortunately Sly Fox Fabric has you covered!

Brushed Poly


Cotton Spandex

These are just a few options

Check out a couple of our team makes.  We both chose sleeveless since we’re getting super excited for this warm weather coming our way.

Get your Camilla HERE


Pictured above: Size Small
Pictured Above: Size XL


Nancy Raglan Top, Tunic & Dress

Can I be real with you? Nancy has been my favorite pattern since testing.  I’m not even kidding when I say 90% of my tops are Nancy Raglans.  I’m here to tell you, you need this pattern.

Here are the details:

This PDF sewing pattern will truly blow you away with all of the options that it includes.  The Nancy Raglan is truly a staple pattern for your capsule sewing, regardless of the season and which stage of life you’re enjoying!

Options include:

  • 5 bodice styles: Shirt, Tunic, A-line Dress, Swing Dress, Layered Dress (A-line with a loose fit overlay)
  • 4 sleeve lengths: Short, 3/4, Long, Extra Long
  • 4 neckline options: Crew, V-neck, Hood, Cowl
  • 3 sleeve finishes: Hemmed, Cuffs, Thumbhole Cuffs
  • Nursing access via invisible zippers and including a modesty panel.  The nursing access is available on all styles except the layered dress.
  • Maternity with ruched sides.  The maternity option is included with all styles except the layered dress.
  • Other options include: side vents on the tunic, pockets on the swing dress, and a banded bottom for the shirt and tunic.
  • Sizing from XXS-5XL

Fabric Talk:

This pattern requires 2-way knit fabric with at least 25% stretch in both directions. Lycra blends such as polyester,
cotton, and nylon will work well for the shirt, tunic, and the a-line layer of the layered dress. Stretch lace is a good
choice for the loose layer of the layered dress. Lycra helps the fabric keep its shape. A fabric without lycra will
become baggier throughout the day.

Fortunately Sly Fox Fabric has you covered!

Brushed Poly

Cotton Spandex


Stretch Lace

These are just a few options.

Take a look at these lovely Nancy Dress options!

Get Your Nancy HERE



Pictured Above: Size XS
Pictured Above: Size XL


Girls’ Layla Dress

This dress blows my mind with all it’s cuteness.  It screams SPRING with a vintage vibe and I can’t take it.  What’s also awesome about this pattern is that the women’s version is currently in testing and I’m so excited I can’t contain myself!  This pattern is currently ONLY available for purchase as part of a bundle with Sew Fab through April 15.  It will be available on our site April 30 along side the women’s!

Here are the details:

A PDF sewing pattern for a girls’ fitted knit bodice with either a knit or woven box pleat skirt.

Bodice is fully lined and features princess seaming and button placket back closure.

Options include:

  • Sleeve options include sleeveless, short, three-quarter length, or long.
  • Box pleat skirt is available in either a knee or maxi length and can be made in knit or woven fabric.
  • Additional options include side seam pockets for sizes 18m – 14 and a sash for a big beautiful bow!
  • Sizing from 0-3 months – 14

Fabric Talk:

The bodice of this pattern requires a 2-way or 4-way medium weight stable KNIT fabric with at least 50% horizontal
stretch. Stretch velvet, liverpool, cotton lycras, or brushed poly are all good choices. Heavier weight fabrics and
those fabrics with higher spandex content will work but will give a tighter fit. Any knit that meets the stretch
requirement will work, but may not give the same results.
The skirt can be made out of either a stable KNIT fabric OR a WOVEN fabric. Fabric choice will impact how your
skirt looks. Light to medium weight fabrics (brushed poly, bamboo lycra, lighter jersey) will drape and lay closer
to your body. Heavier weight fabrics with more structure (ponte, scuba, liverpool) or a structured woven will
flare out more from your body and make the skirt appear shorter.

Fortunately Sly Fox Fabric has you covered!

Brushed Poly

Cotton Spandex


Stretch Velvet




These are just a few options.

Take a look at some of these amazing tester pics.

Get your Layla HERE

Pictured Above: 6-9 months
Pictured Above: Size 6


Those are your highlight patterns for today!

Need to catch up on the the rest of the tour? Here ya go:

Check out Day Two

Go to Day Three

Here’s your Day Four

Join us for Day Five

It’s GIVEAWAY time!

5 out of 4 Patterns have come together to giveaway one awesome prize this week.

Here’s you can enter to win:

Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below.

  1. Join both SFF and 5oo4 on Facebook
  2. Follow both SFF and 5oo4 on Instagram
  3. Subscribe to SFF and 5oo4 on Youtube

It’s that simple!  One winner will be chosen Monday April 15!

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8 Responses

  1. Vanessa Leigh Lewis

    I didn’t know you had a Youtube channel and Sly Fabrics is new to me. So exciting, thank you!

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