Saturday, July 16, 2022

Simplicity 8085 in Blueberries

 My favorite summer dress pattern and one of my favorite summer fruits? What could be better?

Not much! Simplicity 8085 in a blueberry print? Just perfect!

I've waxed lyrical about Simplicity 8085 a couple of different times. It's both eye-catching and easy to wear. Comfortable, and pretty, and practical. And now that I've made 4 different versions of this pattern I can also say "infinitely customizable".

I go into all the details about the differences between my previous 3 versions of this dress in this blog post about the "fruit bowl dress".  So what did I change up with this version?

Most noticeably, I changed the pattern to have a square neckline.

My favorite shape!

I made this dress to fasten with button tabs at the waist, based off this very similar McCall's pattern - M7354. 

As with my first 2 versions of this pattern, I added patch-type pockets approximately where the side seams would be on the skirt, if it had side seams.

As with my 2nd and 3rd versions of this pattern I lowered the bust darts about an inch to fit me properly.

The skirt is finished with a nice wide turned-up hem, just like on the fruit bowl dress.

The other edges are all finished with bias tape.

And piping!

I do like piping!

Just like my other 3 versions of this pattern this dress gets worn constantly, all summer long.

The toddler I nanny was mesmerized by all the blueberries the first time I wore this dress to work this summer.

She and I have a very similar love of blueberries.

So there ya go! My most recent version of Simplicity 8085, but definitely not my last! 

If I make this pattern just a couple more times I'll have one for every day of the week!


  1. I love all of these! You are very talented! Great job!

  2. Love it! I definitely think one for every day of the week is necessary. :)