Sew Fab Pattern Tour - the Norah Dress

Hello, today I am excited to be a part of the Sew Fab Pattern Tour! I love this sale each season and this time I got to sew up something for my baby niece.

I was given this wonderful retro print fabric to make some girls clothes, but it is a bit thicker then regular cotton. I am sure it is drill so I didn't think it would work too well for skirts. I decided on a basic a-line shaped dress for winter.

Well. I searched high and low for a basic A-line dress pattern and I wasn't too happy about the choices. When I was asked by Jenny if I would like to sew along with the tour, I was so so happy to see the Mouse House Creations Norah dress and tunic on the list! It was perfect.

Of course I love the collar details and sleeved versions, but the basic a-line shape was just what I was after!

I had not yet added a button when I took these pictures, big rush before the trip and all. I left all the hand sewing for some nights around the camp when things get a bit dull :)

Oh and looking at the back here... I realise the pattern matching was pretty non-existent. The print was off grain and I made the decision not to worry too much about it.

I really love the Norah pattern and I can see myself making quite a few more for the girls in my life. It is a really solid staple pattern in this seasons bundle. So guys, the Sew Fab sale ends tomorrow! Go get it quickly!

You can purchase the Sew Fab Spring Pattern Bundle for $29.95 this week only! The sale ends on May 13th, and once it's over, it's over. You can support independent pattern designers by purchasing the bundle from any of the designers below.

Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

(Designers in order from Top left to right) Greenstyle Creations, Handmade Therapy, MODKID, Everything Your Mama Made, The Scientific Seamstress, Figgy's Patterns, Two Sweets Patterns, Things for Boys, Patchwork Posse, Betz White, LBG Studio, Mouse House Creations, Gingercake, Heidi & Finn, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Terra's Treasures, Paisley Roots, Molly Blossom Designs, Sewing Mama RaeAnna. Sale sponsored by The Southern Institute.


  1. southerninstituteMay 13, 2014 1:46 am

    Thank you so much for being on the tour! I love your version of the dress- it's beautiful! The Sew Fab Pattern Bundle can be purchased here,, through Tuesday the 13th!