Brooklyn’s Boho Babe Dress

Today is my last post for the Boho Babe line from Nel Whatmore and Free Spirit Fabrics. So you know what that means . . . GIVEAWAY!!! Free Spirit has generously donated TWO half-yard bundles of this gorgeous fabric for me to share with two lucky readers! To enter, just comment below with what you would sew with Boho Babe and make sure you leave your email address in the comment submission form. One comment per person, please! You will have until Monday, June 13th to enter. Winners will be posted on this blog, notified by email, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize! This giveaway is open to US and International residents, but those outside the US or APO addresses must pay the difference in shipping to their location. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congrats to Sharon and Jaya on their wins! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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I really couldn’t let this line pass by without sewing Brooklyn’s Boho Top, Dress, and Maxi from Izzy & Ivy Designs. And really, I would be doing both the pattern and the fabric a disservice by sewing anything other than the maxi version. It just screams to be dramatic!


I love this pattern for summer and Nel’s prints in the Malibu colorway were just perfect! I really had a hard time choosing which prints to include, but there really is no wrong answer with this line. The only downside is that there were no palm trees to be found in the Ohio Valley!

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The tie dyed blues and dappled greens just invite you to a cool place to dip your toes and take a break from the heat.

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The paper version of Brooklyn’s Boho Dress has a ruffled bottom tier, so I opted for that one this time. The PDF version’s 2nd and 3rd tier have the same dimensions, but you can just add three cuts of fabric instead of two, gather, then sew to the 2nd tier. I will have a tutorial on how to do this in the coming weeks, but it’s an easy adaptation if you want a little more drama!

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I also had to add a flower to give more of that exotic feel to the whole outfit. This flower will be included in the upcoming Jack and Jill hat pattern from Izzy & Ivy, so make sure you check back for that!

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of these projects with Boho Babe! You can see the other projects here and here. It ships to fabric shops this month, so check with your favorite place to see if they are carrying it! Be sure to enter the giveaway and maybe you’ll get a stash of your very own to sew with!

This post is part of the One Fabric Nation blogger program from Free Spirit Fabrics. The fabrics for the giveaway and those featured were provided to me by Free Spirit. The projects were chosen by me and the thoughts included in this post are my own.

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34 Comments Add yours

    1. Jessica says:

      That would make an amazing tuffet!

  1. Jennifer Banks Vickers says:

    Greetings from the Upper Ohio Valley 🙂 I would make the Soho Maxi by Striped Swallow or the Izzy and Ivy pattern featured here. Great job with this!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thanks, Jennifer! The Soho Maxi is so amazing, too!

  2. DYING over here!!!! Oh those fabrics are simply beautiful!!! And paired with the Brooklyn Boho? Spot on! It looks great! I think this fabric would make some darling placemats for our summer night dinners outside! The prints are so lively and fun! And I can’t wait for the Jack and Jill hat to release with that flower! I have a soft spot for fabric flowers! Great job on this outfit!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aww…thanks, Jona! It was a match made in heaven, right? I had to hold back in only making one…there were so many cute possibilities! And only so much girl!

  3. Sharon k says:

    Gorgeous dress and I adore the flower!! This fabric line is perfect for this.

    1. Jessica says:

      Thanks so much, Sharon!

    2. Jessica says:

      Congrats, Sharon! You’re one of my winners!

  4. Larissa Gibbs says:

    Love this! I think I would have to make a tiered summer dress…I need this pattern in my size! I can’t wait for the hat pattern!

  5. Annie Serrano says:

    I love this pattern! But I think I would make the Beverly Belle. Or this one, lol!

    1. Jessica says:

      Beverly Belle would be great, too!

  6. Tina says:

    Love your dress!
    My daughter likes skirts, so most likely a boho style floaty scrappy skirt:-)

    1. Jessica says:

      That sounds adorable, Tina!

  7. Pam says:

    Swoon! I love the fabric and the Boho Maxi. I’d make the Boho dress for my six-year-old granddaughter and some type of top for me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    1. Jessica says:

      That sounds great, Pam!

  8. Kristen Rogers says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thanks, Kristen!

  9. Renee S says:

    I would make a Brooklyn’s Boho Maxi Dress – my daughter just looked at this and is swooning!

    1. Jessica says:

      It’s such a great summer dress and these prints are swoonworthy!

  10. Rochelle says:

    Love the bright colors and bold patterns!
    If there was enough fabric, I’d make hubby and I matching shirts! If not, I’d make a purse for DD, or a dress for the grandlovebug!

    1. Jessica says:

      Lots of great ideas, Rochelle!

  11. fenna says:

    I’d use it for dresses or burp cloths! Or….ah so many things I could use it for!

    1. Jessica says:

      Those are all great options, Fenna! Can’t go wrong with gorgeous fabric, right?

  12. Jaya says:

    I would make a boho patchwork skirt, the colors look amazing! I’m imcluding my email in the comment form 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      That sounds gorgeous, Jaya!

    2. Jessica says:

      Congrats, Jaya! You’ve won a half yard bundle of Boho Babe! I’m sending you an email and you have 48 hours to claim on this post or through your email. Woot!!!

      1. jaya says:

        yes! yes! ((Happy Dance))

  13. asteride says:

    I would make a tunic just for me! Something I could wear with my jeans or just over a swimming suit on the beach!

    1. Jessica says:

      That would be fun!!!

  14. Giorgia says:

    This collection is so beautiful! I’d make a mini skirt for summer and a top.

    1. Jessica says:

      Sounds gorgeous!

  15. Gea G. says:

    This fabric line is amazing. If I had the entire collection I would make a mini Tiger Lily Quilt .

    1. Jessica says:

      That would be beautiful, Gea!

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