Saudade Sundress: FREE pattern release and GIVE-AWAY

Do you remember this little dress? In the past few weeks, I’ve been working hard on drawing a free pattern in sizes 1-10 years for this dress. Today, it is finally online, more specifically over at Sew Mama Sew.

This version is made in some brand new fabrics from Birch: Acorn Trail by Teagan White. You can also make the dress without the pleating in the front, by simply using the front bodice lining pattern for the main front.
I called the pattern the Saudade Sundress. “Saudade” is a Portuguese word for feelings of nostalgia and melancholia, of longing for a person, place or time that has passed. Like the Summer days in which dresses like these can be worn…
The name was suggested to me by Rita from Conversas de Hermanas when I was actually looking for a name for my upcoming baby dress pattern. Thank you, Rita! Saudade is also the title of a beautiful pop song, Saudade by the Belgian band Arsenal (check it out here, you’ll love it!). 
The give-away
You can win a $60 voucher from FabricWorm by using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

Enter the giveaway


35 thoughts on “Saudade Sundress: FREE pattern release and GIVE-AWAY

  1. Thank you for your hard work! Such a beautiful dress. And you just have the best names for your patterns. Saudade, what a beautiful meaning.

  2. Lovely … I can see my girls wearing this lovely dress this summer (we are still in winter here in Oz, so plenty of time to get sewing!) I tried entering the rafflecopter, but it wouldn't let me enter?

  3. I really love all the dresses you sew for Norah and I will definitely give the Saudade Dress a try (like tonight!) — just one question as I'm thinking about omitting the back closure: Did you include it for fitting reasons or is it just a feature to make the design more interesting?
    Thanks a lot for a quick reply AND all the work you put into this free pattern!
    Annika (from Germany)

  4. Thanks Annika! And no fitting reasons for the back – I just like it that way 🙂 If you prefer overlap and buttons (as in my colorblocked sundress) just add, for example, 0.75 cm to thecenter edge of the back, and you'll have a 1.5 cm overlap 🙂

  5. Thank you for this very generous gesture, a proper nice pattern available for free, and the tutorial is great (love the fact that you don't have to change thread all the time !!) Thank you, we are very lucky !

  6. Love the model! *grin* wish I had a girl to dress up-thank goodness for lots of friends. Love to surprise others with a handmade goody! Thanks for the giveaway and pattern you're so sweet! and talented….

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