Lola // The Staple Dress

We’re suckers for polka dots at Dear Stella. Four beautiful colors of Stella-187 appear in our new Lola collection, and we knew that print would be perfect for a classic dress. The only problem was choosing which color… (Ocean, Citron, Indigo, Silver)

We’ve also been dying to sew up April Rhodes’ first pattern, The Staple Dress. It’s made quite a stir in the sewing blogosphere, for good reason. The pattern is both great for beginners and also a quick project for the experienced seamstress, and the shape of the dress is very flattering. Plus, you can easily modify the pattern to suit your needs and body type. Did we mention it’s super comfy too?! You really can’t lose with this one. You can purchase the pattern directly from April here, or find it at your local quilt shop — it just came out in print!

Here’s our version of The Staple Dress! We ultimately decided on Stella-187 Indigo

With a belt:

And without a belt:

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Which Dear Stella print would you use in a Staple Dress? Have you used this pattern yet? Do you love it??

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10 Responses to Lola // The Staple Dress

  1. Teresa says:

    Super cute dress. I haven’t sewn this one yet, but I was fortunate to test her newest pattern…and her patterns are amazing. This is on my list to buy in the future!

  2. Libby H says:

    I am actually about to cut out the Staple Dress in Multi Sprinkles from the Piper line!I will totally share a pic when I am done!

    • Dear Stella Design says:

      Definitely do! You can email us a photo: info[at]dearstelladesign[dot]com. Or if you take a photo and post to social media, use our hashtag (#dearstella) and tag us (@dearstellafab)! : )

  3. Jess Abbott says:

    love this dress, looks fabulous on you Jess!

  4. Rose P says:

    So cute. Wish I had seen it to make before I went to the U.K. 2 weeks ago. Is it made out of quilter’s cotton, or a knit? Going to purchase pattern soon and make some.

  5. Rhonda Lunt says:

    How do I get the pattern?


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