I’m very excited to introduce my latest pattern: the Panama Tee Dress. I’ve had this pattern envisioned for awhile and am happy to see it come to fruition.
The Panama Tee Dress features subtle side shaping and a small amount of ease for an easy fit that hits you in all of the right places and skims over all of the others.
With three sleeve length options–short, half, and long–this pattern is appropriate all year long.
View A is an easy-fit tee, View B is a knee-length dress, and View C is an ankle-length maxi dress with a slightly flared hem.
Make it up in french terry and layer it over boots and tights when it’s cold. A half-sleeve version in a silky bamboo rayon would be incredible in the transitional months, layering under a button-up shirt or light jacket. In the summer, sew one up in cotton jersey with short sleeves, and you’ll have an entire outfit in one piece.
With nine possible different combinations, this is the ultimate tee and dress pattern for your handmade wardrobe.
And–EXCITING NEWS!–all of the samples you see here are made using fabrics from Style Maker Fabrics. Michelle has kindly extended a coupon to all of you for $5 off of $25 or more in her shop. Just use code PANAMA16 (coupon runs through 12/4). You can find the fabrics I used here, here, here and here.
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You are just churning out patterns! This looks great! I imagine a long-sleeved mini-dress in my future…
Many thanks to you for helping me set up so much of all of this. You’ve put me in such a good place! I did all of the illustrations myself this time and used the money to hire a model instead (so I could focus on putting my own vision into the photography), and I have to say, I really enjoyed illustrating it. But, I did miss having you along! I am so appreciative to you!
Your model is SO gorgeous!!! I loved the pattern before now I am pretty much obsessed with it.
Thank you, Anya! You are the best! This is my friend Shante and she had never modeled before–can you believe it?! She did so good and we had a lot of fun taking photos. It was really fun for me to focus my efforts on photography (which I am good at) rather than a tripod in front of me trying to model (which I am not good at!). I’m still trying to figure out the best way to manage all of the pieces that go into a pattern, but this route was definitely better!
Wow that Model is gorgeous!!
I agree! She is my friend and I’m really grateful she was up for this. She has never modeled before, but I’m pretty sure I just helped start a new career for her! 😉