At Last! Pre-Release: The Flip Flop Dress

the flip flop dress in citrus checks

I’ll be going on and on about this pattern for a few days, just be warned.  I’ve made about a zillion of them, and my daughter wears them all. the. time.  So I’ve got photos to share and lots to say–because I love the pattern, and I know you will, too!


I’m not big on the hard sell–I don’t like being pushed to buy ANYthing.  So I will do my best not to do that here.  But I love this pattern, I think it’s super versatile, super easy to style, works in almost every fabric I’ve tried it in, and has so many ways to vary the look and make it work for your little one.

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I’m sharing images of ALL the variations over the next few days, and on the day of the release, will drill down on the “basic” version that is included with the initial pattern before sharing more about the FREE “extras” that I’ll be bringing you on the blog once the pattern is out.  ALL the extra goodies come WITH the pattern, so you’ll get multiple collar and sleeve options while still having a streamlined pattern that makes this a great style to sew even if you’ve never made a garment before in your whole life.

the flip flop dress with button back

For some of you, summer has barely even begun–so you’ll want to make double gauze sleeveless versions for days at the pool and beach, or just for surviving the heat of the northern hemisphere from July through September.  For others of you, like me, summer is more than half over, and you’re anticipating the return to schoolbooks and dress codes in just a few weeks–you’ll want to make woven versions with sleeves, or sleeveless versions that can double as school uniform jumpers.  And if you’re in the southern hemisphere, you can sew it up in babywale corduroy or wool for the cool weather!

I am working on an embellished version with a cross stitched bodice, and can’t wait to share it with you–this pattern is dying to be a palette for you to applique, cross stitch, embroider or otherwise personalize your child’s dress to make it perfect just for her.

More in coming days, including details on the unique pattern detail that makes it a “flip flop” dress–I think you’ll be intrigued, and begin to see just how many times you can make this dress and still have it fresh and new every time!

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  • Maureen
    July 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    This morning I was making a mental list of the projects I wanted to finish this summer and I started wondering about the flip flop dress pattern release. I am so pleased it will be coming soon.

    • Deborah
      July 20, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Oh, hooray!! I’m so glad you’re looking forward to it–putting the finishing touches on now, and excited to finally send it out into the world! 🙂