October 27, 2016

Farmhouse Dresses...

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Dress Patterns

I was in Sarasota for a haircut yesterday, but before I left town, I went down the mall to my favorite Jo-Ann Fabrics store. I was on the hunt for dresses that would be suitable for wearing at the farmhouse. You know...like your grandma used to wear. I scored four different patterns that I think will be perfect! Three of them are "dottie angel" designs, and the last is from "Sew House Seven".

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Dress

This is a sweet style. It has dress and top style options! I'm not sure about the boots and tights. I'm a grandma, after all. I won't be trying to look like a 20-something, but they are cute with this dress, and they'd make the outfit suitable to wear in colder weather. I'd even knit up a slouchy cowl to go with it!

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Dress

This top works as an apron or an over-shirt. It's reversible , so it can tie in the front or back. I almost always wear an apron in the kitchen, and if I put big enough pockets on the front, I can even carry my collected hickory nuts in them! I think I'd like to make linen slacks to wear rolled up with it during the summer.

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Dress

This is a great layered look. I think it would be especially good during the summer with the option for the sleeveless dress. There are those boots and tights again. hmmmmm

Brynwood Needleworks - Farmhouse Dress
This was actually the first pattern I chose. The style is light and airy. I'll choose fabrics that will be cool and comfortable during the summer. Don't expect me to be striking any poses like this though! (Well, not for the camera, anyway! hee hee)

I'll be making these over the winter...after my commissions and Christmas gifts are finished. I can't wait to see how they sew up. I know they'll be fun to wear.

I'm looking forward to getting Destiny back in the studio so I can get after that list! Time's a-wasting!


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Julie Testerman said...

I love these! You can get the thigh high tights which are much more comfortable than the kind that go around the waist. (Steve would probably like them also lol). They would be much warmer in the climate you are in, plus the boots would keep your feet nice and toasty. I love the big pockets in the dresses! (a pocket full of dreams...and nuts!) If you make them, yes, a quick model for your Needleworks site would be fun! I would like to try a few of the dresses myself!

Goatldi said...

Love them all! Boots and tights a great combo at any life stage as far as I am concerned. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

My friend, Vickie Clontz, was the guest speaker at guild on Monday. She has the most wonderful apron pattern that would be soooooooo cute and comfy for you at the farm! It looked good on everyone. Her site is Annie's Keepsakes.
You are going to be the coolest farm girl. So excited for you!!

Kris said...

Oh, fun!! My favorite one is the top one!! With those winters in Wisconsin, you'll have plenty of time to sew!!

Createology said...

I adore all of these comfortable styles and they are so right for Farmhouse Donna. Yes to the tights and boots...at any age. Afer all we have earned the right to wear whatever we choose. Big pockets for Hickory Nuts and all those other items that need to go up/downstairs. You and Destiny will have such fun creating your new Farmhouse wardrobe.

Danice said...

Those are all so cute, and farm-looking. Looking forward to seeing yours all sewn up.

Sewing In CT said...

Donna, I think you should reconsider the tights and boots look. I think it will keep you warmer back home! I'd love if you share the making of the dresses. I long to make clothes but am so intimidated. I have a serger but don't really know how to use it...

Andrea H. said...

I have several of those also. I made the #1080 dress, but unfortunately it was wayyyyy too big. i sew for my daughter but rarely sew for myself. Not to be deterred though, I have picked up fabric to sew a smaller size of 1080. I think tights and boots would be really sassy!

mray said...

I am a copy cat with you! Just bought a farm...nah, but did get some terrific ideas dear friend. Big thank you! I will be making some for myself too. Yea, so creative & cute with tights.

Jacque. said...

oh Donna. A girl after my own heart. I have been trying to finish up all of my projects (which, by the way, and as you most assuredly know, the list really NEVER ends) so that I can do some sewing for myself. Those dresses are all very sweet and PERFECT! I just smile when I think of you, Donna FarmGirl. xo


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