Summer Fen Dress

I am back with more blurry photos! I haven’t had a chance to re-take most of the photos I took a couple weekends ago, and then I couldn’t bring myself to re-take these ones, because as you will see I was photo bombed in a cutest way.

I have been obsessed with the idea of making another Fen Dress ever since I saw Elena’s summer version of it. I have made the dress before and I loved it! I didn’t think I would want to make a short sleeve version, but Elena’s dress changed my mind in an instant.    Fen 1

I used my first dress experience as the take off point, and rather than taking 1″ off at the sides, I took it off the center front fold. With the first dress I felt like the neckline was a little too wide on me anyways and I figured this adjustment would take care of two issues at once.

The only other change was that I hemmed the dress a little shorter than the pattern intended it to be. In hindsight I should have hemmed it longer, as I feel like it is just a tad too short for my liking. My preferences change so fast! I really liked this length in winter and now it feels too short.

Other than the two changes above, I didn’t make any other modifications to the pattern. It is a great pattern! And I was pleasantly surprised again by how easy it was to sew.

The fabric came from Blackbird Fabrics. It is a mid weight linen viscose which is currently sold out. Caroline had a nice selection of linens this summer and this fabric was lovely. It was easy to sew with and so comfortable to wear!

Fen 2

I have a huge smile on my face is because I saw Misha wobbling over to me wiggling her bum. She does that all the time when she sees us or wants to say hi to someone new. I love her bum wiggles and I hope she never grows out of them!


Here is another pup picture, because why not?

Fen 4

I am very happy with the dress and I want to wear it all the time. It is so easy to throw on and look instantly put together! Linen makes it a perfect summer dress. I didn’t expect that I would love the short sleeve so much, so I am pondering making a top version of this pattern as well as another dress for the coming fall season.



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  1. heatherandthepugs August 23, 2016, 10:53 am

    Every time you make something I’m like, I want that!! Your Fen dress looks awesome! Misha is so cute! I bet she gets everything she wants with that little wiggle – Shanny does the same thing. It’s really hard to get mad at her when her whole bum wiggles. 😉

    1. I have the same reaction to everything you make! It’s the curse of the maker, because we know we can make it.
      Thank you so much! Oh yes, it is so hard to get mad at her! Shanny is so cute and I can just imagine her bum wiggle! It makes me hopeful that Misha won’t grown out of hers if Shanny still does it 🙂


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