The first post in the Back-to-School Bateaux pattern tour is Elizabeth from Simple Simon and Company. But you probably already knew that by looking at this adorable photo!
I admire liZ and Elizabeth for their shared classic sense of style and their serious sewing skills. I think none of us have met a vintage pattern, ugly or not, we haven't fallen in love with (I sewed this for their Ugly Pattern Party). And they seem to be always doing the right thing. Whether it's focusing on what's important about homemaking and mothering, or organizing the talents of hundreds to sew skirts for little girls who need them. Their blog is always inspiring. One day I hope to create a whole look book for one of my girls. Amazing to be that organized and productive ahead of a season! Not to mention their management of Project Run and Play!
In the meantime it would be nice to sew a dress as cute as this Bateau Neck A-Line Dress by Elizabeth. With a skinny belt! And that preppy patterned fabric! I love the contrasting pocket too! Check out all the details here.