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Summer of Soleil

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ever since I saw the first sneak peek photos of the Soleil dress from Selvage Designs , I had a feeling it was going to be a huge hit this summer.  It's got all the elements of a great pattern: a unique design, quick sew, superb fit, wide range of sizes (12 months to 12 years), excellent instructions, all designed by none other than Lauren Dahl, the teacher at Pattern Workshop.

For my daughter, I made a size four with a three length, and as you can see, it fits great.  

The cut-out back is what really sets this design a part from other knit dresses out there.  There is also a full back pattern piece included as an option for occasions where one would be more suitable.

Pattern: Soleil dress from Selvage Designs

Fabric: Verandah Jersey Knit Stenzo, Red Jersey Knit Stenzo from:

Elegance & Elephants

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6 comments on "Summer of Soleil"
  1. uh, i love your version. the flowers and the red are perfect!

  2. Your choice of fabrics is fantastic!

  3. Such a beautiful summer dress - and I'm pretty sure it must be so comfy to wear!

  4. So, so, so cute. I just love the blocking. :) Thank you for joining the tour!! xoxo

  5. We can't help but keep coming back, you are so inspiring! We included your dress in our round up of things to sew with knit fabric. (


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