Despite this summer of pencil skirts and little blouses, my first love remains the hippy dress–a dress that’s loose and smock-like and looks good with boots. (I think this love stems from my love for the muumuu.)
A Simplicity pattern that I use a lot makes a good hippy dress, but then I discovered these patterns from France. France knows all about hippies, right?
This line primarily makes children’s patterns (enfants and bebes) and I learned about it when a couple of craft bloggers I follow bought enfant patterns and raved over the “simple, sophisticated lines.” We’ll see how they sew up–but the pattern pieces already have a French flair:
(Note to anyone who’s forgotten their high school French: Modern patterns from Simplicity, etc. are labeled in English and French, so you have an automatic glossary for these. And there are diagrams. And hippy dresses are not complicated.)
You are tres fab. I love your hippy dresses. No one wears a muumuu quite like you!