Desert Rose Dress pattern release!

Desert Rose Dress by CailaMade

Today is the BIG DAY! I know I’ve been working on this for a loooong time, and you have all been so patient waiting for this pattern release. I’m so happy to report that the Desert Rose dress is finally available for purchase! You can hop over to my shop and buy it HERE.

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I have a whole week of Desert Rose fun planned with tester photos, some newer versions, and a post about what it was like creating my first full digital sewing pattern. But for today, I’m just going to give you the stats on this dress and let you start sewing one yourself!

The Desert Rose Dress & Tunic features an empire waist, scooped neckline, and button closure in the front. The full skirt is perfect for twirling, includes optional in-seam pockets, and hits at the knee. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer wear, and can be worn in the Fall and Winter over a long-sleeve t-shirt.

Desert Rose dress in Cotton and Steel

Skill level: Advanced beginner/Intermediate (buttonholes are required but I give helpful instructions, so even a beginner can totally do this!)

Sewing time: 3-4 hours

Sizes included: 3m, 6m, 12m, 18m, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

cotton and steel version

To see more Desert Rose dresses in action, check social media for the hashtag #desertrosedress. There are a lot of beautiful versions on Instagram, especially! Share your version with the rest of us by using the hashtag, and you can believe I will be there commenting with lots of love. You can also join the CailaMade sewing group on Facebook to share your creations and be inspired by others who love to sew.

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pocket and ruffle details smI hope you enjoy my first sewing pattern! If you like the pattern, would you please leave a review on the product page so others can benefit from your experience? Thank you so much for visiting CailaMade today, friends. Happy Desert Rose sewing!

P.S. For those of you interested in selling dresses made for this pattern: I’m working on a seller’s license now. It should be available in the shop tonight!

If you like this dress (and my blog in general), please share with your friends and family by posting to Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. Thank you so much! 


    • Caila says

      Thank you so much, Alida! I can’t wait to SEE you sew one. You’ll make it look GOOD. 🙂

    • Caila says

      Oh Kristin, thank you so much! As always, you’re such an encouraging and supportive friend. 🙂 Can’t wait to send you the pattern.

  1. says

    I’m always very content sewing for my two boys – until I see your gorgeous dress patterns! I’m seriously going to have to just start stopping random girls in the grocery store to ask if I can sew for them…

  2. Karen says

    I just love this! The lines are just perfection, and of course your photos are lovely. Congratulations on a beautiful pattern!

    • Caila says

      Maria, most of them are the Arizona line by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics. I’m working on a special post about this now. The purple dress was made using Cotton + Steel fabrics by Rashida Coleman-Hale. The blue dress was made using cotton lawn from the Robert Kaufman Lennox Garden collection. Hope this helps! So glad you like the pattern!

    • Caila says

      Thank you Babe! And thanks for all the patience you gave me while I worked on this for the past few months. *mwah*

  3. says

    Love this pattern. I have been waiting for your release. What are your thoughts on people selling dresses/tunics made from this pattern?

  4. says

    Such an adorable pattern. I’m sure I’m way late to the party but if you’re planning a blog hop or pattern tour I’d love to get involved. I have three little girls in my life that need this dress. Well done.

  5. says

    This is gorgeous! I can’t wait to sew one up for my daughter. Thank you for releasing such a great pattern 🙂


  1. […] The release of my very first digital sewing pattern yesterday was PRETTY EXCITING, I have to tell ya. This has been a huge labor of love and the end result is that I adore this dress pattern. I’ve sewn what seems like one million Desert Rose dresses over the past three months and it never gets boring. Truly, after all the work we put into it (I had a lot of help from testers and others with more experience than myself) I think the pattern is perfect. I love the final look and am so thrilled to be sharing it with all of you now. If you haven’t purchased it yet, head on over and get your copy of the Desert Rose dress & tunic PDF sewing pattern right away to join in the fun! […]