Allegra’s summer job requires her to be on her feet in an uncomfortable uniform all day long. So when she gets home she just wants to be comfortable in non-constricting clothes. She described to me exactly what she wanted; a loose, flowy dress with dolman sleeves and no shaping. Immediately my thoughts turned to the Santa Fe pattern.
TO make the Santa Fe top into a dress, I simply measured from her shoulder to her knee, and made the pattern that long. I kept the same angle of the A shape at the side seams, and dipped the hem down in front. I think I ended up adding about 15 inches to the length.
For the fabric I used some super lightweight rayon jersey from the stash. I don’t remember exactly where we sourced it, but you can find similar here: Rayon Jersey Yarn Dye Knit Grey Fabric.
Right now the Santa Fe top is the featured pattern over at Hey June Handmade, so you can grab it for 15% off. It’s already a steal, at full price with 6 different views. You can see the other Santa Fe tops we’ve sewn here and our review of the pattern here. Be prepared for a new favorite pattern!
Allegra is delighted with this Santa Fe dress. She says it’s like wearing a cloud! Whenever she get home, she slips into this dress for some R&R time!
Leave us a comment below…what do you wear when you just need to relax?
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