In June we vacationed in California for a couple weeks, and a couple weeks before we left I decided that I wanted to do a pattern collection. And photograph it in California. So, today I present to you the first of the California Dreaming patterns, the Catalina Dress.
This dress is an easy sew, with multiple options. You can do a tank top style or a cap sleeve, and you can use knits or woven fabrics.
I have been living in these dresses since I sewed them. The drawstring elastic waist gives a little definition (and helps hold up the weight of a maxi skirt) while remaining comfortable. In fact one of my testers jokingly suggested naming this the Taco Truck Tank Dress, because you could eat a lot from the taco truck and not feel uncomfortable in this dress.
Some tester versions - love the colorblocking on this one.
And I totally want to be on the beach in this dress!