Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Out and About Dress - Party Animal

Have you checked out the Out and About Dress pattern from SewCaroline? If you haven't you should. It is a fantastic pattern for sewers of any skill, and it is so versatile. I made my first Out and About Dress last week, and I can't wait to make many, many more.

Drumroll for my first finished project in months...

While I am not much of a party animal I feel like this dress deserves the name! I finished it last week to wear for my birthday date with Josh. It's a quick sew, and I love everything about it. It's easily transitional between winter tights and spring shooties, and it looks great with any solid scarf I have. It truly is an out and about dress...I can wear it to work (like I did today!), out to grab brunch with friends, running can be dressed up or down. So. Great. I'm really excited to make a couple more for an upcoming travel trip I have--this can definitely be packed without worry of wrinkles!

I found the fabric back in early January at Hobby Lobby--it was on clearance for $3.99 a yard. I bought three yards and originally planned to make a knit Laurel. My plans soon changed when Caroline mentioned on her blog that she was planning to release the pattern in February. I am so glad I waited! I've been eyeing up those Lady Skaters some bloggers have been putting out, but to be honest I was looking for something with a fuller skirt.

Honestly I can't even say enough about this pattern. From the ease of use to the directions it is just top notch. I bought the pattern the day it came out, and the only downside was that the yardage was printed wrong (you need about three yards for a large, not two). BUT that's okay. I could always use some more knit fabric for fun tops and the like. I already have a few more dress ideas in the works, too! One in (almost) every color sounds good to me.

Also, I feel a little famous, but I already made the Out and About Dress Pinterest board since I posted my photo to flickr! I'll take it. ;)

Look at all those other fabulous dresses! Moral of the story? GO DOWNLOAD THIS PATTERN. You won't regret it.

Stay tuned for more exciting things! 


  1. you're so cute!! you did a fantastic job- I love this leopard print! xo

    1. Thank you for making such a wonderful pattern! I have so many ideas for summer, and I can't wait to try a tank top version.