I've wanted to make a twirly, simple little summer dress for awhile and I saw the slip pattern included with the Rosemary and I knew that with some modification, it would be perfect. Our summers in California get so incredibly hot that you want something as airy and cool as possible and this dress fits the bill. 

London Dress

The ladies of Violette Field Threads were so in love with this dress!!  They decided to take it a step further and make it super easy for all of to recreate this beautiful dress in every size!!   I am very happy to introduce you to the new London Dress Pattern!  The very best part...it is FREE!!!

London 2

London only requires about 2 yards of fabric and an hour of sewing time!  You will have closets full of these twirly summer dresses in no time!!

The Free London Tutorial has pattern pieces {and cutting charts, if preferred} for all the required pieces.  The tutorial will teach you how to make your own bias tape or if preferred you can use store bought tape for an even quicker sew!

The skirt and bodice can be dressed up by adding any fun trim, lace or pom-poms to the skirt. 

You can also add buttons or any other little embellishments to the bodice front!

London is perfect for mixing and matching fabrics. Fabric for this dress was generously provided by Threads and Stitches Fabric Group. Be sure to check out her page for awesome deals on fabric.

You will need to enter a code to receive London for free!  The code can be found in the pinned post of the Violette Field Threads Facebook Group HERE. I hope you enjoy this pattern!



April 22, 2017 by Ashley Brostrom



Kim said:

So sweet! Can’t wait to see this up?

Florence Taylor

Florence Taylor said:

Ashley, I love everything about this summer dress and truly love you ability to transform a cute to a stunning piece.
Special thanks to the VFT ladies in allowing all of us to share in this.

Jennifer L.G. Smith

Jennifer L.G. Smith said:

I love this dress so much. I see so many of these in my future!!!

Anne Wickman

Anne Wickman said:

I LOVE the dress!! Thank you so much for the pattern!


donna said:

I would love to have the free London dress pattern but I am not on facebook. We only have email access. could I possible receive it that way? BTW, I am sooooo glad I found you again. My granddaughter is 21 now and she told me at ten years old she did wear dresses any more. Oh, I was so dishearten. I continued to sew little dresses for others for a while, but gave that up. now I have a great niece and can’t wait to sew for her. I have some of your patterns from long ago, and am loving the new baby ones.
Thank you for you time and response,


Karen said:

I LOVE your patterns! I am not on Facebook either and was also wondering if there was another way to get the free patterns.

Jane Jones

Jane Jones said:

Are there plans for an 18" doll pattern for the London ? I keep checking. Have I missed it?

Dee Leverone

Dee Leverone said:

where do I find the pattern for the London sun dress, I love it and would like to make it for my granddaughter

Mrs Carol Nicholls

Mrs Carol Nicholls said:

Looking for tge Matilda dress pattern for a 7 year old

Kathy Hopkins

Kathy Hopkins said:

How do I add a lining to the skirt of the London dress. I want a separate layer with ruffle.
Thanks , Kathy



having 7 grandaughters this could be interesting

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