Fall Desert Rose {#sewyourstyle}

DSC06505Today I have another lovely Desert Rose to share with you! I actually have a lot more Desert Roses stacked up in the closet, just waiting for photo shoots and posts. 🙂 Hope you don’t get tired of them! It really is such a versatile pattern and perfect for every level of experience, I’d be thrilled if every reader had a chance to sew a Desert Rose. (You can buy the pattern HERE).


Did you know September is National Sewing Month? Every month is NSM around here, but I’m especially excited to be celebrating this month with a Desert Rose made with fabrics and thread from my local Joann’s. This dress is part of the Sew Your Style series for Joann Fabric & Crafts. To celebrate NSM they are hosting an exciting sewing competition sponsored by Pellon. Click over for more details, because it’s pretty awesome! Anyone is welcome to participate and contestants are asked to create a non-quilted, non-traditional project out of quilting cotton. Dresses count as non-traditional for quilting cotton, so head over and link up the gorgeous dresses, or purses, napkins, curtains, whatever, that you’ve been sewing.


DSC06574 DSC06572

These photos were taken in our new backyard (yay for our new house! thank you for all your kind words on my last post!) and mark the first photo shoot at the new house. Abby wanted to harvest, but our only fruit tree is navel orange and doesn’t ripen until the winter. So we pretended. 🙂

I won’t lie that it hurt a little to see a green orange come off the tree, but I didn’t realize how hard she could pull. When she puts her mind to something, she gets it done!

DSC06526 (2)


The bodice and skirt were both made using quilting cotton prints from Joann’s. The best part is, the store is right across the street from me now! My husband calls it dangerous, I call it wonderful. It’s all a matter of perspective.

DSC06594 DSC06562Thank you so much for reading! I hope you’re having a wonderful National Sewing Month and making beautiful things! Many thanks to Joann Fabric & Crafts for sponsoring this post. As always, my opinions are my own and I have always loved the prints I find at Joann’s. This floral is so perfect for Fall. As soon as it cools down (it’s still 100 degrees here) I’ll be making a vest out of their pre-quilted cotton with batting inside. I’m so excited!

Blessings to you all!



  1. says

    What a gorgeous dress 🙂 Love the ;ace detail. A fabric shop across the road is what I call HEAVEN! We used to live 5 min from a fabric shop, but since we moved it is more like 15… and out of the way… Sad face 🙁

  2. says

    This is a beautiful version of Desert Rose. My personal favorite! It deserves to be sewn by everyone, and your instructions are so easy to follow.