Gypsy Dress

The Gypsy Dress * by Designer Stitch has all my favourite summer dress features.

 With a flattering fit, easy to get on and off and not too figure hugging it's perfect to throw on after a day at work, or over a pair of swimmers, down at the beach.

The pattern has two neckline options, round or cross-over. I'm such a fan of a nice scooped neck, that I couldn't go past the round neckline.

To be honest, I've never really looked at a high-low (mullet) hemline in off-the-rack garments. But the drawings and sample of the pattern looked so gorgeous, I figured I had to give it a go.

And I'm happy that I did.

The pattern has four length options: top; tunic, high-low; and maxi (with side splits).  When you combine this with the necklines, you have 8 potential garments! And that's without taking into account the difference a change in fabric can make.

This version is sewn up in a cotton voile. I has a little bit of drape, but still has a bit of stiffness. It's light and breezy. Perfect for summer. I also have plans for versions in rayon and maybe even a (relatively firm) knit.

Make sure you check out all the tester versions on the pattern page.

And as a bonus the placement of the pattern pieces meant that I had a nice long strip of fabric left over - perfect for making this super quick headband (it took literally 5 minutes as I rushed out the door).

*This post contains some affiliate links - meaning if you purchase a copy of the pattern I receive a small commission. However, the sewing, opinions and sandy feet are all my own.


  1. The choice of colour for you Kate is bang on and so so flattering for you. And I especially like the addition of the headband as it takes the dress from Wow to a big WOW !!!....well done Kate.

  2. Lovely! You were doing well walking on the rocks in those shoes!


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