Free Spirit Dress by Duchess and Hare

Last week I got to be a pattern tester for designer Duchess and Hare!

The Free Spirit dress for girls has the sweetest keyhole back, giving it a pretty, modern style.

I absolutely love the doman sleeves.  They made the dress so quick and easy to sew up…I think the whole thing took me all of two hours.  The sleeves are so pretty in woven cotton.  Wouldn’t they be nice in a woven with some drape to it, like rayon?


I’m getting to the bottom of my Rifle Paper Co stash and I thought the simple design of these dresses really showecased the beauty of this fabric.

The pink dress is Corousel in pink by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel.  My daughter loves horses, so this was just her style.

The blue dress in Rosa Floral in Navy, also by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel.

The quality of this cotton fabric is really amazing.  It is thick and has a bit more of a drape to it than a lot of the cotton that I come across. It feels substantial and not at all stiff.  I would love to get more Cotton + Steel fabric…it is definitely on my “want to get lots more of” list!

If you want to try out this pattern, head on over to Duchess and Hare and check out her website! You will find lots of adorable patterns for girls and some sweet dolls as well!

Be sure to let me know if you do! Leave a comment or tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see it!

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