Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Carolina Coast Dress

This month I am happy to be sewing along with Hopeful Threads September Project, Create H.O.P.E. Designs sew along.  CHD patterns cost only $5 and include quilts, toys, clothing and more.  The best part is that 100% of the pattern sales benefits orphan relief foundations all over the world.

One of the patterns I chose to sew is the Carolina Coast Dress by Seamingly Smitten.
Carolina Coast Dress for girls

Not only is this dress super cute, it is easy to sew.  There are no patterns to print out, just measure and cut.  The dimensions are include for girls sizes 1-6.  The directions are very clear and there are lots of pictures included.  I think it took me about an hour to sew the dress.

I did make a slight modification to the design.  I decided to make two tie straps instead of the halter design.  This makes the dress more versatile.  It could be worn as a sundress or a jumper with a t-shirt under it.  I will definitely be making more dresses from this pattern.

I made this dress for the Hawaii chapter of Dress A Girl Around the World.

You can find out more about the sew a long at Hopeful Threads.


  1. The two fabrics co-ordinate so well together to make a beautiful dress!!! I have this pattern, but haven't made it up yet. When I do, I think I'll make the straps as you have. Love your Dixie horses, too!!!

    1. Thanks Pam. You really need to give this dress a try. I just finished another one and I really like this pattern.

  2. Hi Jill, I've nominated you for an award over at Threading My Way...