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The latest from Colette Patterns: Myrtle

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Favorite Summer Dresses: Pattern Roundup

by all of us!

Sometimes I think of a past post fondly and feel like it should get another go around in the spotlight. And, well, with summer here and the warmer weather upon us, I thought it might just be a good time to revisit some of the fabulous summer dresses the gals around Bolt have made. A little inspiration for us!

I’ve included one picture from each post. You can click on the pattern name and go directly to the original posts to read and see more.

Melissa’s Colette Crepe is a year-round fav, but particularly suited to the warmer months.

April’s pretty, pretty Diana Kimono by Serendipity Studio is an easy choice, perfect for a garden party or evening out!

Heather’s elegant Nicola by Victory Patterns is just the thing for summer weddings. Make it up in a light and airy cotton lawn like hers, and be comfortable in the warmest of climates.

Hannah’s gorgeous Lonsdale halter style dress by Sewaholic Patterns is just right for showing off summer shoulders. The long length gives it a more formal look.

Amy’s sharp “Go To Dress” from the Sew What You Love book by Tanya Whelan, is one of those great pieces that looks so good, and is as comfortable as wearing your favorite t-shirt. I love that combination. A great way to use some of those soft knits you’ve been eyeing.

Want more? Check out these more recent posts, if you missed them the first time:

Green Bee Frances Shirtdress

Colette Moneta knit dress

Sewn Square One Go Anywhere Dress

Just in: Dear Stella, Camelot, double gauze, bamboo and more

by Gina

Great summery colors and prints from Dear Stella and Camelot. The Dear Stella line (the top dot and lower blue/orchid zig zag) also includes a group of lush cotton flannel.

More new cotton prints:

Sisters, Oregon designer Valori Wells has a new group out through Robert Kaufman, including these cotton/linen blend prints below. I love that yellow, so full of summer. (Is it obvious I’m ready for the sun to stick around?!)

We’re also pleased to let you know we’re restocked with more of that fine blue polka dot double gauze that has come and gone from the store a few times now in past couple of months. You know the one, you can see it made up in the Hazel dress by Victory Patterns here. A classic black and white stripe bamboo knit arrived in that shipment too! Perfect for the Moneta.

See you soon!