Saltspring Dress: First round up of your versions!

Hello! Is everyone enjoying their weekend? It’s labor day weekend here in North America, so we have a day off today. According to Wikipedia, “Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.” Awesome!

So let’s celebrate all of your hard sewing work by rounding up some lovely Saltspring dresses from around the web.

sew charleston saltspring dress

I love this version by Abbey at Sew Charleston. In her blog post she mentioned this may be her favorite dress she’s made! We are so honored and encouraged when we read lovely comments like that.

mad housewife saltspring dress

This version is by Lisa over at Notes from a Mad Housewife (hilarious blog title, by the way). I think the colors in the print she chose will transition great into fall! And I love the accessorizing going on! Read the full blog post here.

seymour saltspring dress

Emily was one of our pattern testers. I love her version! She posted pictures over at her blog, Seymour.

disasterinadress saltspring dress

Hazel from Disaster in a Dress looks so lovely in her Saltspring! This print is to-die-for, and it’s a chiffon! I was wondering how a chiffon would work for this dress, and it looks great to me. You would just need to line the skirt! You can see her full post here.

misscrayolacreepy saltspring dress

Erin over at Miss Crayola Creepy made a maxi version that is to die for! The print she chose is so stunning and the dress is super flattering on her. See more of her lovely dress here.

sewmentalmama saltspring dress

Angela from Sewmentalmama was also a pattern tester! She made both versions. I love that the red dress is so chic, and the striped dress is so fun! Really shows the versatility of the pattern.

sewwell saltspring dress

I honestly adore Amy of Sew Well’s version. The Liberty cotton lawn that she used looks amazing! This is a great example of how the dress will look in a cotton lawn/voile. Despite the slightly stiffer drape of a cotton, it totally works! See more here.

madebytrisha saltspring dress

Trisha was one of our pattern testers, and she made a knit version! I love her fun story about how her fabric was purchased in Italy, and her dress was worn (and photographed) in Mexico. How glamorous!

whatkatiesews saltspring dress

Check our this lovely version by What Katie Sews! Katie did a really cool double strap treatment. Love the print too! This dress seems to lend well to all types of prints, small dainty florals, and large scale prints alike. Read more about Katie’s dress here.

Want to pick up your own Saltspring dress? You can pick one up in the online shop. Or grab one from one of our amazing retailers, full list here.

We’re definitely going to do some more Saltspring round ups. If you’d like to share your version, here’s how you can do that:

  •  If you’ve blogged about it, share a link in the comments!
  •  Upload pictures to the Sewaholic flickr pool
  •  Instagram a photo with the hashtag #sewaholicsaltspring
  •  E-mail photos to us at info(at)sewaholic(dot)net

Happy sewing everyone!

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20 Responses to Saltspring Dress: First round up of your versions!

  1. Loretta September 2, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    All the dresses look very pretty. I love following your blog so much that I bought a blouse pattern at Fabricland the other day, and plan to cut out and sew a blouse for myself from fabric a friend gave to me. If that turns out well, the next step will be to purchase a pattern from you! I’ve been meaning to for a while. The posts and photos really inspire me to sew for myself once again. Thanks, Tasia!

  2. Sassy T September 2, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Very pretty dresses.

  3. Marie September 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Oh, such gorgeous versions!

  4. Chrystal McKay September 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    OH they are so BEAUTIFUL! I made my own saltspring too but sadly the bodice size is too big on me. I really have to think more before I start sewing! I just get so excited about how beautiful the pattern is! I’m just waiting to buy more fabric to re-make this dress -sans zipper and with wide straps! :D So inspired by all the gorgeous makes on this post!

  5. Virginia September 2, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    All the dresses look really different (in a good way). You can really see the character of the sewers!

  6. Carolyn September 2, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    I loved making this dress!! Such a fantastic pattern, Tasia!

  7. Caroline September 3, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I’ve finished one up this weekend and took pictures. Thanks for hosting another fantastic sewalong! I had a lot of fun and learned some new things. That zipper technique is pretty damn nifty.

  8. Annabellouise September 3, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    Wow.What a variety of interpretations. They are all lovely.

  9. katie September 3, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    Ooh thanks for including me, I wondered why my little blog had a sudden traffic spike!

    I love Erin’s large-print maxi version, one for next summer!

  10. Linda September 3, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    I want to tweak my zipper at the waistline..doesn’t lay flat and closed. The zipper tute helped immensely. I will send a pic, too. I love the pattern as I love all the Sewaholic patterns. I feel they are “custom” for me since I have so few fitting issues with them as with other companies. Of course, I did get distracted starting my Minoru jacket while waiting for someone to help me measure the hem…tee hee!

  11. Linda September 3, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    Oh, and the others are such a wonderful inspiration to do a few more…great job everyone!

  12. Amy September 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    These are all lovely! Very inspiring ladies, I’m wanting to rush out and buy this pattern right now!

  13. Angela September 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    It’s so great to see all these versions of the Saltspring and seeing that the dress works in such a huge variety of fabrics. Thanks for including the link to mine, I thoroughly enjoyed testing the pattern.

  14. Amy September 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    What a great group of lovely dresses! And, what a great pattern! Thanks, Tasia, for another stunner. And, thanks, Caroline, for all of your hard work as well!

  15. Peyton September 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I finished mine, but will be going out of town through Saturday. Will sending you pictures on Sunday be too late for the roundup? I’m really excited about mine because I made it out of only 2 yards of quilting fabric — a size 10, too (I ended up being a 6 so I took it apart and remade it… no idea why I always measure 2 sizes off)!

  16. Amanda September 4, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Yes! I just finished mine this weekend and wore it out for my birthday! :)
    I made the un-bloused, un-zippered version out of Japanese cotton, blogged here:

  17. nothy September 4, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I have one done and one almost done….

  18. Ginger September 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    These are all so pretty! I love all of them! Great design, girl!

  19. Miss Crayola Creepy September 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I’m super honored to be on your blog! :)

  20. Nisha Williams September 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Hello, I just finished my blog about my version of the Saltspring dress. I am new to sewing and I’m very happy with the finished product. I was super excited not to have to make any adjustments to the pattern. During the sew along I made the muslin and I’ve just finished the complete dress.

    Here’s the link to my blog.

    I just finished my first sew along! Whoo Hooo!