Hazel is such a light and airy dress. Perfect for spring and summer! I love the gathered skirt and especially pockets. Every girl should have pockets in her dress. Hazel works for so many different occasions from a summer stroll to the farmer’s market to a fancy dinner date with your loved one.
This dress works with fabrics that have either a soft or crisp drape. The look will be completely different between the two. A fabric with a stiff drape will make the skirt float away from your body. For a relaxed look, a fabric with a soft drape will gently fold into itself and lightly against you.
types of fabric
Light and medium weight fabrics will work best with this pattern. Look for anything from cotton gauze, lightweight linen, silk crepe de chine to silk or cotton twill and pique. For the photo shoot we used floral cotton double gauze, striped cotton shirting and teal cotton voile. Very lightweight fabrics such as the voile will require lining as they are quite sheer. Play around with border print fabrics or eyelet edging. The V-shape in the bodice is the perfect place to showcase a beautiful lace or eyelet.
- contrasting fabric for the V-shape in the bodice
- pretty lace fabric for the V-shape
- fabric with stripes that vary in size
- with a striped dress, make a matching belt with stripes on the bias