Sadie’s book dress

I got the right color of thread! woohoo! Hey, that was quite the feat for a gal 2 days from her due date. Hitting up the fabric store with two slightly rambunctious young girls is a feat worth receiving a medal for. Am I right? (I am)

Anyways-this being the third time I’ve sewn up this pattern (yes I’m slightly obsessed with it!), it came together really quickly! I almost didn’t need the instructions. (just in a few parts to refresh my memory)

The best part is that Sadie loves it. I’m getting better at letting her choose the fabric she wants….from a careful selection already chosen by yours truly. (what? I’m only human) She calls this her book dress-don’t you love all the cute book spines on this fabric? The colors are amazing too. The fabric is called Books by David Textiles.

Lil’ Miss Attitude!

I’m getting better at the back. Finally.


  1. I would have loved a “book dress” when I was little! You did a great job and I definitely don’t blame you for wanting to cultivate your daughter’s taste a little. She did well with this one! πŸ™‚

  2. Love that little shoulder shrug. Gorgeous dress!

    Bettina @

  3. Love.

    ..and you are getting an amazing amount of sewing done…are you sure you have a newborn? πŸ˜‰

  4. It is really a beautiful dress! I love the fabric. Rosemary has a couple dresses in this pattern too. What a bummer that they outgrow them. Hers are more like shirts at this point … but that’s what pants are for. AmIrightoramIright?

  5. aw that sadie, such a fun little personality! love the ice cream dress pattern and this is my favorite yet of yours!! very cute on her, perfect fabric pairings.

  6. That book fabric is AWESOME!!!!

  7. That book fabric is AWESOME!!!!

  8. reeeeallly realy cute! love the back πŸ™‚

  9. Beautiful! Please share where I can get the pattern, and if possible, the book fabric too. This is so adorable!!

  10. Super cute! I’m loving her sassy little poses! πŸ™‚

  11. I would love to know where to purchase the book fabric too!?! Great job!

  12. This is a precious dress. Can you tell me where I can get the pattern? please.

  13. Love this dress ! how cute is the little girl !

  14. As a book lover, librarian’s daughter, and substitute librarian myself, I am so in love with that book fabric! Off to see if I can find some to buy πŸ™‚

  15. WHAt a cute dress.
    i am loving this pattern.
    fabrics look great.

  16. Great job! Very cute:)

    Did ya see at Joann’s online they have the Gutermann thread 100 spool cabinet for dirt cheap (compared to normal)

    I think momma needs an early Christmas prezzie:)Never would you have to worry about not having the right color!

  17. This is very cute and Sadie is a little doll! I think I’m gonna have to buy this pattern and make a few for my Grandaughters. You are very clever.

  18. So cute! Would also love to know where to obtain the pattern and the fabric! House full of book lovers needs this!

  19. So cute! Would also love to know where to obtain the pattern and the fabric! House full of book lovers needs this!

  20. You are absolutely right! I always regret bringing my two-year-old with me to the fabric store… having two running around would be twice as difficult! I love the fabric on this dress, so cute! =)

  21. The more times you sew this pattern the more you make me want to own this pattern. Great choice of materials.

  22. love it! that book fabric is awesome!!!

  23. Your girls are such great models!!! I love this dress. The fabric choices are great and I love that lil blue button! This is the one O+S pattern I’ve been eyeing FOOOOREVEEEER and I keep hoping they’ll make a PDF version. You’re making it hard to resist though . . .

  24. Oh my goodness, love the dress. Even more, LOVELOVELOVE Sadie’s facial expressions. She’s going to be such a heartbreaker, Jess! πŸ™‚

  25. LOVE that third pic ;D lol Such a diva! That dress is adorable too πŸ™‚


  26. Very cute dress! I love the book fabric. Would you mind sharing who designed the fabric? Thanks!

  27. Oh my word, this is adorable! As a librarian, I’m pretty sure my future children will wear exclusively book-themed clothes!

    Megan @

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  30. Oh! that is really nice dress!

  31. Digging way back for a review for the big pattern review from you for the big pdf group on facebook, but I just wanted to say, my daughter does the same shoulder pop thing when she models hahaha! I love it πŸ™‚ The attitude is amazing :):)

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