Sew a Spring Dress: Indigo Dress


Cute, comfy and effortlessly stylish, the Indigo smock has no fiddly fastenings so you can throw it on and go. Sew it with classic gathered seams or elevate it to a stand-out piece in your wardrobe with the pretty exposed frill seam.

Indigo has a bodice shaped with bust darts, gently curved empire waistline, and floaty gathered skirt. Make it as a top with dipped hem ending at the low hip, or a knee-length dress with straight hem and pockets (yay!). Choose from three-quarter flounce sleeves or slim-fitting bracelet sleeves. You’ll want to wear one every day of the week.

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Indigo Dress from Tilly and the Buttons

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing darts, inserting sleeves, sewing a facing, sewing gathers, inserting inseam pockets


  • Indigo Cotton Double Gauze - If you've ever made a garment out of double gauze, you know how soft and lush it can feel. In the softest of cotton, this fabric feels like light, airy, and, wait, did we mention soft? It honestly bears repeating; it's that good. The relaxed but not fluid drape will show off the breezy shape of this pattern, and, in a classic indigo color, this fabric will transform into a stunning dress that will pair be great for warm weather with sandals or cold weather with tights.
  • Marigold Spring Flowers Rayon Challis - There's a lovely vintage feel to the colors and pattern of this fabric. The deep, marigold yellow and the pink, teal, and olive floral remind me of aprons my grandmother had from the forties or shirt dresses from Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The coolness and silkiness of the rayon lawn only ups the game and ensures that when you choose this fabric, you're gonna have a dress that are absolutely stunning!

Also in this Box: Matching thread, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle