New Horizons

Bayside Dress

I’ve been admiring the Bayside Romper by New Horizons Designs for quite a while, so when they announced the revamping of the pattern I jumped on the testing wagon!

This pattern is just as amazing as I had imagined!

To start with, let’s talk options: it can be a romper or a dress! How great is that?

  • Romper: shorts or pants
  • Dress: mini, knee or maxi lengths (knee length can have a straight or curved hem)
  • sleeveless or short sleeves
  • pockets!

The wow factor of the Bayside is definitely the back!

Love that crossed over detail!
The pattern calls for knit fabrics and preferably something with a nice drape to it. I used a Cotton Lycra and even though I’m in LOVE with my dress, for the next one I’ll use a more drapey, relaxed knit.

One good thing when using the cotton lycra is that the back opening holds its shape and I can wear a regular bra without any peekaboo issues! 😉

When I make my Bayside pant romper I’ll probably use a stiffer fabric for the bottom part and a light knit for the top. I feel a bit insecure wearing lightweight knit pants… the lumps and bumps need some more stability, kwim?

I’m obsessed with this color, btw! I usually get so obsessed with all the pretty prints, that I forget how awesome solids are!
I got this yummy army green CL at my favorite local fabric shop:

This is a great way to look put together,  feel great about yourself and be super comfortable at the same time!!



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