Hi friends! Cassie here to share my contribution to the Spring Dress Collection, Kennedy! This entire collection is going to be epic- the looks are all so unique and have such fun features! If you didn't see Olive yesterday, hop over and check out that amazingness from Alexis!!!! 

Let's first talk a little about the inspiration behind the design! One of my major style icons is Audrey Hepburn. I love her sophisticated, yet playful outfits and how she always looked so well put together. 

(image via Pinterest)

This photo set my creative juices flowing!!!! Just look at that skirt!

Since we already had an Audrey pattern, I had to think outside the box for the pattern name...bring on my second favorite style icon, Jackie Kennedy! Her classic and elegant style was exactly what I wanted for this dress design.

Meet Kennedy! This sample was sewn with Cotton and Steel/Rifle Paper Co. Canvas from the Amalfi Collection.

She has a playful cross-over front bodice, super sweet cutout back detail and the most darling and twirl-worthy, pleated circle skirt. This Tween Kennedy sample was sewn with Hawthorne Threads in-house canvas from the new Hedgerow collection

Let's take a closer look at the features showcased by these incredible tester images!

Emmanuelle sewed up this darling Kennedy and used the same stripe from the bodice as her skirt facing for a playful detail! The skirt facing will allow you to create a beautiful finish!

Laura used Art Gallery printed denim for her Kennedy. The weight and body of denim, canvas, twill, etc. really help to keep the skirt shape and allow for a fuller look!

Rachael sewed up this beautiful Kennedy with a solid bodice that really showcases the modest cross over front bodice. 

Ashley totally captured two of my favorite features in Kennedy- the awesome cutout back bodice and the amazing twirl-ability of the pleated circle skirt!

Are you obsessed with Kennedy yet??? The testers all did such an incredible job giving feedback and suggestions to tweak Kennedy into the most perfect spring dress!!! We are so thankful for our stellar group of sewists! 

One more peek at Kennedy for inspiration- Alexis sewed this one with a gathered skirt instead of the pleats! Doesn't it look incredible!?!?! 

I hope you are falling in love with Kennedy's unique style and fun features!!! Would you like to win a copy of both Tween Kennedy and Kennedy in girls' sizes?? How about a $40 gift card to spend on awesome fabric from Hawthorne Threads?? Enter the giveaway below! Be sure to check out the post in our Facebook group for another giveaway each day this week as well as all the details about the release this Friday!


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March 28, 2018 by Cassie M