The Janie Dress: Yellow Poppies

The Janie Dress, released back in November, has become one of my top sellers very quickly!  I believe it is because there are so many options and it is a very fast sew.  Ainsley absolutely LOVES knit dresses and I love that it can either be dressed up or down very easily.  Girl Charlee Fabrics is one of my go-to fabric shops for unique knits, and I am always so happy to collaborate with them.  They sent me 2 yards of this beautiful yellow poppy knit border print that I knew would make for a perfect spring Janie Dress.  (One note: I did have to line the bodice of this with plain white knit, as it would have been too see-through, otherwise.  I didn’t line the skirt because the gathering allowed enough opacity.)

This Janie has the ballet back (scoop back), peter pan collar (with regular cotton woven), short sleeves and then I modified the circle skirt to be a basic gathered rectangular skirt, so that I wouldn’t lose the awesome border print.  I will have a tutorial up for that later this week, but I promise it is a very simple modification for those of you that have border prints like this.janie

Ainsley absolutely loves it and I think it will be great with a denim jacket, until it is warmer out.IMG_6789 IMG_6784 IMG_6767 IMG_6770 IMG_6850 IMG_6845 IMG_6823 IMG_6810 IMG_6814


Thank you Girl Charlee for sending me this beautiful fabric.  I will have another post up later this week with the most gorgeous rib knit Janie!

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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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8 Responses to The Janie Dress: Yellow Poppies

  1. Audrey January 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    So very beautiful, and perfect for spring and summer!

  2. Suz January 22, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    So pretty! I love the light in these photos!

  3. Ann January 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m looking for the tutorial for the Janie Dress to make the gathered rectangle skirt. Am I not looking hard enough? thank you!

    • Hayley February 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

      i am actually working on that post now!

      • Ann April 16, 2017 at 3:19 am #

        Great! Can you show me where the post is?

  4. veronica February 9, 2017 at 3:05 am #

    Cute skirt! I think it would be easier to simply attach a tshirt to the skirt. veronica

  5. Ann June 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    Please help – still looking for the tutorial on the gathered rectangle skirt! Thank you!

  6. Ana Martin November 13, 2017 at 5:24 am #

    Stunning casual outfit. This post shows that you have quite nice embroidery sense

    Embroidery Library

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