Striped Swallow Designs: Desert Breeze


The Women’s Version of the Desert Breeze is ready to go! It includes some new fun features that weren’t available for the girl’s version, so you are going to want to find out more about all the new goodies included in this new Striped Swallow Designs pattern.

Pattern Scoop:

Intermediate Level: Honestly, I think this is about the bindings.  If you are a confident beginner, I think you could go for it.

Sizes: Xs-3X

Three Basic Views: Top, Dress, and Gathered Dress  *Bonus Slim Fit Top Add-on coming soon to the facebook group members with a free code.  Join here so you know when it’s ready!

Three Sleeve Options: Straight (fitted style), Flutter, Elastic Flutter

Use the coupon code breeze for 25% off during the Release Sale (expires Friday, April 1 at 11:59PM CST). Coupon is good for all single PDF patterns in the shop (excludes bundles).

Find the Desert Breeze Here:

Women’s pattern XS-3X
Bundle (includes women, girls and baby sizes)

As always, this pattern includes layered printing along with detailed photos and clear directions with the ability to hop around the pattern with tabs! It’s the #stripedswallowway.  I think I’m going to start using that tag from now on. 🙂


For my test version, I sewed up the Gathered Dress View with Straight Sleeves.  The naked shoulder was definitely something I had to get used to in the chilly weather here.  It is quite breezy, but will be perfect for summer.  I snatched up this fabric from Hobby Lobby a while back and had just enough to make this and I’m hoping I can squeeze out a matching version for one of the girls.  It’s a very light cotton lycra, but super soft and drapey.


To wrap up this share, I did have a little person who realized she also has a shirt in this fabric and ran in to change so we could take a matching photo.  She isn’t groomed, but it is too fun not to share. She was so proud we matched and needed a picture. I had some major resolution issues, so it is tiny.


I just sewed up one version.  To see what all the options look like, check out the tester round-up here.  I love how you can see all the options along with things people did to make their Desert Breeze their own.  Let me know what version you will sew up first!


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