You should know by now that I’m a big fan of pattern release days — and today is full of hype for me. Because the Rainbow Dress just released from Patterns for Pirates and it is DELIGHTFUL!
Not only is Rainbow Dress a gorgeous new pattern, but it comes with some extra rainbow love. 10% of every purchase will be donated annually to the Trevor Project, in honor of our rainbow of friends in the sewing communities. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Your purchase of this pattern will not only be supporting an indie artist, but it also will help in sending funds to an incredible organization. Plus you’ll get to make yourself some gorgeous new outfits. Win-win-win.
The Rainbow Dress is a classic full circle skirt pattern with lots of extra elements to it to make it special.
The options include:
- Gathered Sleeves w/cuffs (in short, 3/4 and long lengths)
- Fitted sleeves (in short, 3/4 and long lengths)
- Full circle skirt (plain or rainbow colorblocked)
- Crop and Top length shirt bodices
- Two necklines + optional Peter Pan collar for the higher version
- Optional pockets
My version includes all of these elements:
- Fitted short sleeves.
- Lower scoop neckline.
- Rainbow colorblocking.
- Added 1″ to bodice for side waist adjustments.
The rainbow colorblocking is seriously the cutest thing I’ve put on a dress in a long time. You’ll be amazed at how easily the blocking comes together, but how hard it is for you to decide on what fabrics you want to use for your masterpiece. I was worried my abstract leopard print fabric would drown out the rainbow element but I think it’s actually super adorable and I’m glad I chose to use these fabric combos.
I’m thinking I can actually transition this dress fairly easily into the fall season — maybe some tights and booties and a lightweight sweater over top? I’m totally going to try it out!
Patterns: Rainbow Dress by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Abstract Leopard DBP from JoAnn Fabrics