As I mentioned last week, we recently reshot a few older patterns (along with our new spring pattern coming next week). I’m trying to make all of our shop imagery a little more consistent, so now that I’ve seriously upgraded our studio photography, I figured it was time to freshen up our Sallie Dress & Jumpsuit pattern.
This pattern has become a real workhorse for me in the warmer months. I easily wear them once or twice a week from the spring into the fall because they hit that sweet spot of being stupidly comfortable while also looking chic and put together. I think I have about 6 personal Sallies in my closet in dress and jumpsuit form, and I just made a new version of the strappy culottes in a shibori print since I basically wore holes into the last pair. I’ve also discovered that Sallie is the PERFET thing to pack when you’re travelling. Knits don’t really wrinkle, and since this pattern can really be dressed up or down it’s ideal when everything in your suitcase needs to serve double duty.
Once again Laura modelled these for us and I am completely in love with the maxi-dress we made in this wine coloured rayon; it’s so glamorous in a drapey fabric. I’m probably going to keep this one for myself even though I’ve been trying really hard to keep all of our samples in pristine condition. I just can’t resist, and think it would be a great dress for a summer wedding I have coming up.
I couldn’t decide what fabric to use for our cropped culottes variation so I asked for your opinion on Instagram and went with the majority. I love how this black white print turned out; it’s fun and graphic.
We also reshot the classic black jumpsuit I originally made when this pattern was released a couple of years ago. The v-neck top and strappy tank are interchangeable with the skirt and pants, and I specifically designed the tee to be super easy to get on and off when you’re going to the bathroom (hence the ties in the back), my biggest issue with most jumpsuits. This jumpsuit is hands down the garment I reach for whenever I need an emergency “night Heather” look. A bit of lipstick and some platforms and you’re good to go.
I’m really happy we got a chance to reshoot this pattern since it’s really one of my all time favourites and it’s always nice to revisit old friends. Have you made a Sallie yet?