Simple Spring/Summer Dress

This is the second dress I made for Sarah for her Spring/Summer wardrobe. Her wardrobe project has been slower than I would have wanted, since I have other sewing projects going on at the same time. It's also why I've been neglecting this blog for a few weeks now. Anyhow, this is the dress. It's simple, and has that clean cut that I tend go for, and most importantly, it's a breeze to sew.

I used The Owl Dress pattern from My Childhood Treasures.  The pattern comes with an option for owl pockets made from felt applique. I'm not into quirky things like that, so I just sewed a plain dress without one. I do have a feeling that Sarah would probably prefer to have the pockets though. 

I've been wanting to get clothing labels for a long time, and I finally did!  Do you see it in one of the above pictures? I also got some fabric care labels, and size labels too from this etsy store. I would prefer to have gotten the actual colors of the Sarah & Missy logo, but they don't do a black background. Does anybody know any good company that makes clothing labels at a good price?  

The pattern instructed for the front and back yoke to be sewn to the front and back skirts respectively, and for the seams to be finished with a serger, zig-zag stitch, or pinking shears. I decided to do a back placket to the back skirt, and to slipstitch both the front and back facings to the skirts. Personally, I think this gives the dress a more clean, finished look. 

Is Spring playing a Peek-a-boo with you guys? Sometimes I feel like it is. It can be so sunny, with a perfect temperature, one day, and the next day, it can get so cold that I have to put on my winter jacket. At least the  flora still makes its appearance! Here is Sarah in her new dress. I took her to a nearby park last week, and she had a blast running around like little happy monkey! 


  • Type: Dress
  • Pattern: The Owl Dress, My Childhood Treasures
  • Size: 3T
  • Date Started: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date Completed: Apr 12, 2015
  • Level: Beginner
  • Skills: Cutting, Button Holes, Button Placket, Skirt Placket, Gathering
  • Fabric:

1. White/Blue Cotton Sheeting from Denver Fabrics.