September Showcase with Busy Lizzy Dresses

September Showcase with Busy Lizzy Dresses

For the September Showcase at Frances Suzanne, I chose to showcase the Busy Lizzy pattern by Sew Like My Mom. I stitched up 4 versions of the Busy Lizzy Dress to represent each season, and called my collection “Celebrate each Season!” Busy Lizzy Seasons

And you can get your Sew Like My Mom patterns at a 25% discount during the September Showcase!

Celebrate each Season! Busy Lizzy Collection

For Autumn, every girl needs a Busy Lizzy tunic with half sleeves accented with acorn buttons.



For Winter, a Busy Lizzy dress with long sleeves, embellished with sparkling silver trim and lace makes the holidays dazzle.


For Spring, my girl needed a Busy Lizzy dress with short sleeves perfect for Easter.



For Summer, a Busy Lizzy sleeveless top, paired with Oakley shorts (also by Sew Like My Mom) is good for feeling cool in the sunshine.



More about the Busy Lizzy Dress & Shirt pattern…

The Busy Lizzy pattern makes a comfortable dress for your girl. It can be used as a good base dress or top for spectacular embellishing, enhancing, and accenting with all kinds of trims, buttons, and embroidery. The pattern is simple to sew up, includes clear directions and photos, explains how to prep the bias tape, and has oh-so-many options.


The neckline, sleeve edges, and bottom edges are covered in bias tape. The front neck has a deep pleat to make a flared a-line skirt. The back slit fastens with a single looped button. And there is an option for in seam POCKETS – I always like the extra special detail of pockets.

3ffc0-www-from-a-box2bbusy2blizzy2bspring2b6You can make up a Busy Lizzy in one fabric or many fabrics… you can shop for new cool fabrics, pull from vintage stash, or even piece scraps together to color block the front and back.

The pattern can be worked up into 4 sleeve options – I did one of each! no sleeves, short sleeves, half sleeves, and long sleeves… perfect for every season, which I why I decided my girl needed 4 versions.

September Showcase… Give-Aways & Discounts

I am thrilled to be a part of Frances Suzanne’s September Showcase.  I have worked with many of the pattern designers featured in the Showcase, and want to stitch up patterns by the others next.  YAY for Emily and Ashley for supporting these fabulous designers!!!

Thank you Melissa at Sew Like My Mom for creating such a great pattern. I have had a blast stitching up all these dresses using your pattern!

AND… for the best part of the showcase… There is a GIVE-AWAY and DISCOUNTS!!! on the Frances Suzanne blog.93530-septembershowcasepatterns700px



  1. All these pieces are amazing and beautiful! I think my favorite is the fall one though. Thanks so much for the inspiration. This is one of my favorite patterns (and the Oakley Shorts are, too)!


  2. I. AM. DYING. You've seriously blown me completely away!! Thank you so much for sewing not one, but four of these!! They're all so incredible! I love your keyhole on the summer top and the way it mirrors the keyhole on the Oakley's. And that collar and the piping, the rick rack, the lace, the acorns–your details are gorgeous! Oh I could just gush over these all day. Thank you thank you thank you!


  3. Still shaking our heads in astonishment that you sewed FOUR outfits….so unique {and seasonally appropriate}!! Wonderful work! So glad to have you participate in the “Flip this Pattern: September Showcase!”


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