Kicking off the summer sewing with a McKenzie Dress

It seems Anita is getting taller by the day.  Almost all her dresses from last year are now tunics.  So either I need to make her a bunch of shorts to wear with them this summer or I can just make new dresses.  Knowing my girl it’s not even a question – new dresses coming right up!

First in the series of summer dresses for Anita 2016 is a Mckenzie from Shwin Designs.


I used this pattern last year also, see here.  It is such a fast sew with no buttons or zippers and I love the big pleats.  You can also get this pattern as part of the Garden Girl Collection, than you get two other great top patterns plus leggings for a very good price.  Last summer I made all of them here is my Stella Tunic and my Jane Dress.


This is actually a tunic pattern but it has instructions on where to cut to lengthen to a dress.  I made this one in a size 5 lengthened to a dress.


The fabric is from Glam Fabrics, the mermaid fabric is Ann Kelle Girlfriends mermaids in surf from Robert Kaufman and the pink one is metallic silver on hot pink by Whistler Studio from Windham fabrics.  Looks like she is sold out of both of those but she has some other very nice fabrics and amazing customer service.  I’m not affiliated in any way just a very happy customer!


Anita really loves the mermaids.


Here is one more while we impatiently wait and dream of summer!





Author: bydagbjort

I'm a mom to four fantastic kids, three boys and a girl. To teenagers and to toddlers so never a dull moment in our household :) We are from Iceland but have been living in Norway since 2001. I have a newfound passion for sewing. My hubby travels a lot for work and I needed something to do at night when the little ones are a sleep because suddenly my teenage boys would rather hang with their friends or play on their pc's than be with me - why is beyond my imagination :) Thanks to Pinterest I found some amazing sewing bloggers, whom I've been stalking, and realized that I could dig out my sewing machine and start sewing. Now it's all I think about. I've been hoarding pdf patterns and learning from all the amazing tutorials that are out there. I've decided to try out this blogging thing as well to document my sewing journey. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for stopping by, I would love it if you would leave me a comment! XOXO Dagbjört

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