The Curvy Cardi by Rebecca Page

The Curvy Cardi by Rebecca Page is the perfect mix of ease and versatility. I made mine in a soft double brushed poly (DBP). This fabric choice allows for the maximum amount of swing! Easy sew and delightful fit.

The Laura Dress: Same Pattern – 2 different looks!

The Laura dress pattern from Rebecca Page in two different fabrics and looks.

First, in a cotton purple eyelet. Second, in a rayon coral with lovely drape. The Laura in coral also has a “hacked” ruffle hem. This was an easy to do hack and gives the dress a new look.

Fabric – purple eyelet from Zelouf fabrics. This is an easy to sew fabric and made a nice light summer wear-everyday dress.

Fabric – modern sketch floral rayon crepe coral (15866) from Style Maker Fabrics. This fabric worked very well with my Ovation serger. All seams were serged and finished perfectly.

Both fabrics were washed and dried per instructions and both did very well. Tip – always wash/dry fabric per instructions prior to cutting out!

Beat the Heat in Mood’s Karrie Top

Beat the summer heat in the Mood Sewciety’s Karrie Top. This is a free pattern! The fabric is Mood’s cotton voile (MD0394) – perfect for the summer heat.

I lined the top and serged all seams. This finished the top so cleanly. Don’t be afraid of the flutter sleeves – they are easy!

Summer Summer

With the heat comes the need for fun and easy summer fashions. The Karrie Top is a free pattern from Mood Fabrics.

The fabric is a glorious rayon voile in a blue/white embroidery pattern. This fabric passed the washing test with flying colors.

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Sometimes You Can Try Different Fabrics…

This is Simplicity’s S9262. A beautiful V-neck shift dress. What a hit for summer. I did make this “wearable muslin” in a double brushed poly(DBP) which was not on the recommended fabrics.

I am glad I took a chance. My result is a dreamy summer shift in a floral DBP. Soft and breathable. Look at that neck detail!

My next plan is to make this in a linen.

More Blomma Tank and a Blomma Dress!

When you find a pattern that has great fit and style – you make many of them. This is how I feel about the Blomma Tank from

This is a well fitting super easy pattern that loved becoming a dress too. I used the lower portion of Simplicity 8595 to extend the tank to a dress. It turned out to be a very nice mashup. Notice the beautiful neckline and armhole stitching!

The Blomma has a sporty cut that I adjusted by about a 1/2″ on front/back armholes so bra straps don’t show. This was a easy make and I highly recommend adding to your pdf stash. Visit or on Instagram @paradisepatterns.

This is What Happens When You Mix Simplicity 1446 Top and Rad Patterns Seaside Culottes

Hello summer. This is a mashup of S1446 top view C and Rad Patterns Seaside Culottes. The stunning fabric from Joann’s is a double brushed poly in navy/daisy print. So soft with a lovely drape.

Peppermint Magazine’s Wide-strap dress

The perfect compliment to summer is Peppermint Magazine’s Wide strap maxi. I made a shorter length and reduced the straps by 3 inches.

The fabric is peach stripe cotton woven from Mood Fabrics. This was a perfect pairing of pattern and fabric.

Sonia Estep Designs – Mandy

The Mandy is a versatile Indie pattern from Sonia Estep Designs. It’s a dress or top. It can also have a unique side tie or not. SED provides a very easy to follow YouTube.

This was so nice and easy to make – I made 2.

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