OUT TO SEA Blog Tour: Zephyr Dress


Good morning!

As promised, today I’m letting you know about our 3rd project on the OUT TO SEA blog tour!

The Sail Away Panel Print was so fun to make, and I knew it going to be a lot of fun to sew with. Just like the On Parade print, this one is so versatile, and even better, it comes in 3 colors, and is great for boy AND girl projects! (This print is printed along the selvedge edge of the fabric on both sides, leaving you with up to 27 inches of fabric to work with before you would start cutting into the opposite side)

I was looking for just the right dress to feature this print, and I had to use the Zephyr dress by Figgy. I actually contacted Figgy to get permission to get the pattern before it was out for the public so I would have time to sew it for market.  It’s the perfect length for an end of summer play dress, and even features rope straps for that nautical feel!

Because I’m featuring a purchasable pattern today, I wanted to find a way for you get more out of it. When I asked Shelly of Figgy Patterns to show us a little more about how to use the pattern, she showed me this great video tutorial on the Zephyr dress/romper on  Craftsy that we’re all getting a discount to use!

Craftsy is offering a 50% off discount (just for you!) for this class on the Zephyr dress/romper which includes the full pattern as well! So, if you do the math, the class and pattern costs basically the same as the pattern itself. Steal!

In the tutorial, Shelly guides you through measuring techniques, sewing techniques and tips based on this pattern.It’s really great, and broken into 5 segments so it’s easy to mark your place, go back or skip ahead.The best part is that you can ask questions while you are sewing!

Happy Sewing!

Click here for the 50% Zephyr class tutorial

Click here to purchase just the Zephyr dress/romper pattern only

Have fun sewing!

**By the way…this pattern is being featured on my blog tour because I know so many people have inquired and asked where to get it…so no affiliations involved:)

And on a fabric update: the fabric is shipping to stores now! Check my FABRIC STOCKISTS page on my sidebar for local and online stores. I’ve been getting a lot of emails and facebook messages about how and where to get the fabric, so start checking those locations, and I’ll have some updates with more details soon!


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  • http://www.meandwee.com Megan

    Wow! Beautiful dress! I love how the rope strap detail adds to the nautical flair.

  • http://maboroshinoyume.blogspot.com Preemie Maboroshi

    Wow, the rope straps on that dress are terrific. I love the chest print and the slim cut of the dress as well. And the Sail Away print at the bottom of the dress is really lovely. A great outfit overall!

  • http://www.figgyspatterns.com Shelly

    I agree!!! Perfect pattern choice for this border print fabric and I love the robe braids!! :)

  • http://Www.partyofeightourstory.blogspot.com/ Gina f.

    Happy Wednesday! Thanks for the fabric update… I am on the lookout for shops with your fabric. Have a great week!

  • Megan C

    I’ve been (patiently!) waiting for this dress pattern to feature on your blog tour since you announced it! I have a few yards each of the On Parade print fabric and the pink background Meadow fabric. As soon as I saw this dress in your photos of quilt market, I wanted to make this dress with the fabric I have! Yay! Now I can!

  • Amanda Gaskin

    I cannot seem to get the Craftsy link to video tutorial to work. I have tried several times today and yesterday. Is the link working? Thanks, Amanda
    PS LOVE the new line, especially the narwhal! You might enjoy the Animal Alphabet CD. There is a song about narwhals for N.

  • http://MarysHobbyHouse.wordpress.com Mary

    This is great! Thank you for sharing.

  • Donna

    Love the fabric and pattern. Like Amanda, I have also tried several times to access the 50% discount but the link says not found. Any help?

  • nellie

    Hello! I am working on this dress now and taking Shelly’s class on Craftsy. I was wondering what you used to make your braided straps as it seems more like rope than fabric. I would like to replicate that look. Thanks!

    • http://www.sarahjanestudios.com/ Sarah Jane

      HI Nelly. Yes….the straps are a rope/braided good, but they are made of cotton material, not rope material. I got it at a fabric store. Not sure what your local option are, but I’m sure you could find something similar! Hope that helps!