Eyelet dresses just scream spring

One of my favorite haunts in the NYC garment district is A.K. Fabric Inc, located at 257 W 39th St in NYC. They have a nice selection of fabrics, especially denims, and I seem completely unable to leave without a at least one new piece of denim every time I visit this store. My most recent trip in April was no exception, but this time I also spotted some UH-dora-belle cotton eyelet in a range of pretty colors. I am totally crushing on eyelet dresses for spring and summer right now, especially ones in fresh, bright colors. Look at this yummy blue cotton eyelet with the pretty scalloped edge on both selvedges. Could you have resisted it?

Blue cotton eyelet fabric

My dilemma now is which pattern to use. Choices! Since I only bought 2 3/4 yards, most of the full circle skirt, 50-ish styles are out. All of these patterns in my stash are possible options, tho. I LOVE the wide neckline and asymmetrical front on this vintage Vogue 1043.

Vintage Vogue pattern 1043

This sweet little vintage wedding dress has a darling jacket that buttons in the back. Maybe do the top of the dress in the solid lining fabric, and the jacket and skirt out of the eyelet?

Vintage McCalls wedding dress pattern

I made this dress up a few years ago and love, love, love it. Not sure I would love all those buttons in eyelet fabric, but this pattern is easy and so pretty.

Voguee shirtdress pattern 8383

I like the neckline on vintage Vogue 1137, and if I use it I will definitely add fullness to the skirt.

Vintage Vogue pattern 1137

This New Look 6723 might be my favorite. Make it up with the bateau neckline and change the skirt gathers to soft pleats?

New Look dress pattern 6723

What are your thoughts, dear readers? Any preferences?

Happy sewing!


2 Responses to Eyelet dresses just scream spring

  1. I think you should use either the vintage Vogue 1043 or the New Look. I am definitely seeing this in the wide neck!

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