Saturday, May 19, 2018

Catalina re-release and give away



Blank Slate patterns re-released the Catalina* dress which was the perfect opportunity to sew one. The Catalina is a versatile summer dress that can be sewn in woven or in knit. It was a no-brainer that I would sew one in knit. Knit is my go-to fabric. Seeing that the pattern can be sewn in woven, I actually top stitched it in a non-stretch stitch. This made sewing up this dress even quicker, am I the only one that dislikes how slow a stretch stitch is? The re-released pattern now has a wider size range and an optional front placket.



I sewed up a super easy version without pockets. I thought I never really use them, so why bother? But I have to admit that when I put on the dress, I immediately missed them. I am sure that I will get used to not having them though, because the dress is super comfortable and I already know it will be one of my favorites. I made it with a drapey light weight knit and it is super comfortable. I slightly haked the finishing of the armholes and neckline. I took a narrow strip of jersey and folded it. I sewed the raw edge to the good side of the hole and turned it over. It is not the official way to sew a bias, bit it works well with knits.


Since I was a kid I have a weak spot (pun intended) for spotted fabric and it seems that our eldest has the same. This dress has been her favorite ever since I sewed it, and she still wears it. It has become a bit short, so I bought fabric to make a new red-white dot fabric. By mistake I got twice as much as I planned, so enter my own red dot dress! I do not know why I did not sew one for myself earlier. I love red in general and dots somehow make it even better.


I sewed the knee length version, but the pattern also has a maxi dress option. In her post you see her recently sewn beautiful maxi version and her version is in woven. For even more examples you visit this Instagram tag.


You can buy the pattern in the Blank Slate patterns webshop*. To celebrate the re-release I am allowed to give away a version of the pattern! For a chance to win the pattern you play along by filling in the rafflecopter as ususal. You get "tickets" for following me and commenting on this blog post.The give away is open until May 25.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.

20 comments:

  1. zo een mooie jurk, ik had nog nooit over dit patroon gehoord. ik ga zeker eens een kijkje namen bij de ontwerpster.

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    1. Ze heeft een hele set goede patronen!

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  2. Slimme hack/afwerking! Ik vouw soms enkel de stof naar binnen bij een simpele afwerking maar vind dat niet bevredigend.

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    1. Inderdaad, dat werkt ook alleen bij hele goede stof.

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  3. Your dress looks very nice on you.

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  4. Oh deze is ook superleuk, ik ga direct es kijken naar de andere versies!

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    1. Lekker makkelijk, en zo'n jurk voor jezelf neemt ook zo lekker veel stof weg uit je voorraad ;)

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  5. Hij staat jou prachtig. Rood is echt wel jouw kleur!

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    1. Ik bedacht me dat ik inderdaad meer rood nodig heb!

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  6. Wauw wat een mooie jurk. Lijkt me idd een comfortabele jurk! Vind jou versie wel mooier vallen dan de katoenen. ...

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  7. Hee wat leuk dat je mijn versie noemt! De jouwe vind ik ook gaaf geworden!

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  8. Wauw! Dat ziet er een lekker zomers jurkje uit!

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  9. Oh wauw!!! Zo leuk met die stippen! Dit jurkje zou ik voor mezelf ook wel willen maken (maar dat denk ik bij bijna alle jurkjes van jou die ik zie voorbij komen <3)

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  10. Wat een leuk patroontje.Zou het ook wel willen maken en ik hou ook zo van bollekes

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  11. Wat sta jij mooi met die bolletjes !!

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  12. Super versie van deze jurk!

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