Saturday, August 19, 2017

Zephyr Sundresses: The Dress to Last a Lifetime

I swear when I made the first iterations of this dress, they lasted one MILLION years.  They seemed to fit Camden forever, before we finally passed passed them on to her cousins.
I swear I made two back in the day, but I can't find the other
The Zephyr dress by Figgy's Patterns is a simple-enough make - quicker than the romper version, which I blogged about a couple months ago.

Overall, cute dresses!  I will say that on THESE and the romper, I cut the straps NOT on the bias, which I think it calls for, and I also did NOT make tubes out of the strips before braiding them.  I just braided those suckers.  I was hoping that by not cutting them on the bias, they wouldn't stretch, as was the case with the old Zephyrs I'd made, but they still do stretch, which is kind of sad.

I like this dress for a long look.  It totally works and gets me to use my knits, which I don't often do.

In the last post, I added several photos of our trip to Michigan, but we have been busy since we've been back.  It has been a pretty fun summer so far, though we ARE hunkering down at home during the eclipse, as it will be NUTS here in Central Oregon.

Meeting up with a fun mom in South Dakota!
Camping for the first time in a LONG time!

A little Tumalo time with friends!
More friend times! 
Can't take the in the kitchen
Making daggers, of course

A fun visit!


  1. What perfect summer dresses! It looks like they will get a lot of use. Great job!

    1. thanks, lady! i love these, and she should get use out of them for two summers!

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    1. thanks!! she wore her first versions of these for so long, so, they're a perfect dress!