Pattern Review: Bohemian Babydoll Dress by Elegance & Elephants

Bohemian Dress E&E 9

A sweet little pattern landed in my sewing room lately… it’s the Bohemian Babydoll by my friend Heidi of Elegance & Elephants.

Let me show you what I created with it….

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 An adorable little dress for Gaëlle…

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Pattern  The Bohemian Babydoll by Elegance & Elephants

Size 3

Chosen options Dress length, no flutter sleeves, contrasting fabric at bodice and hem facing

Fabric Miraleste Organic Cotton Voile Fabric , Palos Verdes by Leslie Shrewing for Cloud9, purchased from Finch Sewing Studio on Etsy

Comments I love that Heidi guides you through a few sewing techniques that make this pattern really special:  the first is the finish at the waist which has you sew the bodice lining to the skirt together, and then fold and sew the bodice main to the skirt to create an impeccable finish inside and out (no more scratchy serger finishes on tender little bellies);  the second is the hem facing (seen above) which is just lovely and adds that polished look to the dress. I also love that Heidi reminds you of the proper time to stitch your sewing label (I ALWAYS forget!).  The result is a beautiful breezy summer dress, with no buttons or zippers to worry about.  Totally recommend this little dress!

This is the second pattern from E&E that I make and I have to admit that I have become a big fan of Heidi’s work. See the Spring Showers Jacket HERE.

Buy the Bohemian Babydoll Pattern HERE

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20 thoughts on “Pattern Review: Bohemian Babydoll Dress by Elegance & Elephants

    1. Meghan, thank you so much! I love how feminine this fabric combination turned out… I tend to go for bolder colours so it’s nice to do something sweet and gentle once in a while! Thanks for commenting!!!


    1. Thanks Renee! I am trying out something a little bit different… more about the images, less about the backstory. I get the feeling that most people don’t read the text anyway. So we’ll see how that goes!

  1. LOVED this post!! And the dress is just too sweet, maybe in my “time off” this summer, I’ll be able to make one too, it’s on my list. xo

    1. Hey Mie! Yes, the hemming… yum… I might do this to all my garments now! I love learning a new technique that improves the quality of my sewing. Plus it’s so charming peeking out from the edge of the hem like that… Thanks for stopping by Mie!!!


    1. Monica, you are the sweetest! Thanks so much… and yes, those shoes are cute too!!! Target for about $6!!!


    1. Indeed, she’s already worn it tons, haha! I just hope that delicate voile holds up to all the laundry that can be expected… Thanks so much for stopping by!


    1. Thank you Justine! I think it will be my go to method from now on… it totally increases the level of quality in the garment. Love it! 🙂


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