March 21, 2018



I have been wanting to use the Roscoe Dress sewing pattern to make a swim coverup for a long time. I decided to make it happen for Roscoe Month and found this perfect cotton/nylon crochet fabric from the Fabric Store. I love that it has the see through, floral look that you find with lace in general, but this feels a bit more casual and everyday because it’s cotton and geometric. I noticed that they have a few other colors as well – white, maroon, and cobalt blue.





For the purposes of this photoshoot, I layered the dress over a black Ogden cami that I lengthened into a slip dress. I think I will wear it this way quite a bit actually and I love that I can wear it for everyday or over a swimsuit for traveling.



Because of the fabric being crochet and having holes in it, I made a few changes. For the parts of the dress that need more fine tuned sewing, I used a black rayon fabric instead of the lace fabric for those areas such as the neckband, neck ties, and neck facing. For the hem and ruffle I also played around with the fabric. I knew that the hem would be tricky so I turned my pattern pieces and cut the hem along the selvage so I wouldn’t actually have the hem it. I also sewed the raw edges of the ruffle on the outside of the fabric instead of the inside. I like the way that ended up looking. Because lace generally doesn’t fray, this is a perfect time to use the seam allowance as a design detail.



Just a reminder that the Roscoe is on sale thru the end of the month with the code ROSCOEMONTH. I have three more versions of the Roscoe to show you before the end of the month so be prepared for that.

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  • Reply Carolanne Donovan March 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    I love this fabric! I made a Simplicity pattern with it and then considered buying more in every other color way just incase I ever need it again 🙂

  • Reply Starmania March 22, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Wow, So beautiful dress, I love!❤️

  • Reply Carla Lissa March 22, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    I love this cover up! I so need one with lace…simply love it. Can you do a post or show the ogden cami too? would love to see it.

  • Reply Clara March 27, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Oh, I love you dress! Very pretty.

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