NICU Smock Drive

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rebecca Dress

I just finished sewing up the Sis Boom Rebecca Dress. If you aren't familiar with Sis Boom PDF patterns, they are very clear and easy to follow with step-by-step photos.

Last summer, I tried out the Jamie Dress, and I was sold on the easy techniques shown for everything from inserting a zipper to finishing a garment's raw edges. This pattern will teach you how to make bias tape and apply facing to the neckline, among other things.

  Rebecca Dress - side

The fabric I chose was Denyse Schmidt Greenfield Hill (Cranberry colorway), picked up on our trip to Nashville last weekend. I saw it on the bolt at Textile Fabrics and gasped. It was half off! It was love.

  Rebecca Dress - back

This PDF pattern is a whopping 417 pages long, because the printable pattern pieces are broken up by size XS-3X. I printed off 21 pages, cut and taped the pattern pieces together, and referred to the directions on my laptop.

I made a few alterations from the original pattern:

  • Lower, different-shaped neckline
  • Less fabric in the shoulders, to help with gaping at the back
  • Bias tape sewn to skirt bottom instead of traditional hem, to help with the much shorter dress once I altered at the shoulders
 Sis Boom Rebecca Dress

I appreciate the simple, sleek cut of this dress. I also appreciate having nearly a yard of this print left over. Success!

Linking up to the Summer Sewing Contest, Sew & Tell Friday and Sew Modern Monday!


  1. Super cute! Great summer dress!

  2. The dress looks great! Love the style and fabric choice =D

  3. Dang that fabric is perfect for this dress. Nice job I just love it.

  4. Job well done Lindsay! I love that line !!!!

  5. I *love* my Rebecca dress. It needed a lot of alterations to fit, but once I did, it's my favorite. It looks totally different that yours, what a difference the fabric choice makes! You've inspired me to cut out another one! (I made the Jamie dress, too!)

  6. i love the dress!! it's darling! and sometimes i wish i had grabbed up some greenfield, i really love some of the prints - especially the voile.

  7. I love this! I am looking to sew my first garment (dress? tunic?) and found you through Flickr. This looks great on you!


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