A Dress for Hattie (and upcoming pattern!)

Magrath Dress Pattern This design is one that I’ve been slowly working on for a looong time, and after the Airdrie Bag Pattern was released, I dropped everything else on my to do list to finally make it a priority! I would love to get this pattern released before Christmas, but won’t hold my breath on that one…


There’s something about a sweetheart yoke that I just love.

Magrath Dress Pattern

It’s feminine, classic, and depending on the fabrics, can suit almost any style, from vintage to modern.

A friend recently gave me a pile of vintage metal zippers that had been given to her, and I knew the orange would be perfect as an exposed zipper. Is there anything that makes a sewist more giddy than being given vintage notions? I think not. Be warned, you’ll be seeing those zippers on everything I make for the next long while.


Both fabrics were from my stash. The brown herringbone suiting was from fabric.com and leftover from a Schoolboy Vest, and I purchased the floral a couple years ago at Jo-Ann with plans to make it into a skirt for myself (which obviously didn’t happen).


Since making this version, I’ve made a few necessary tweaks to the pattern and construction, but overall this little dress turned out just as I imagined it.

Lola’s asking for one for her now, with “stars and cats and pink and bunnies and candy and unicorns and flowers and sparkles” (direct quote, although I think I may have missed a couple items ;)). Wish me luck on that one…

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  1. That is really cute! I love sweetheart bodices, and I like that the back has some piecing too. That floral fabric is perfect!

  2. The CUTENESS!!! Just what I needed today. I am thinking this would be one knockout women’s dress too (hint hint).
    Just adorable.

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