Getting excited to make the Holyoke Maxi Dress or Skirt? We recommend using a light- or medium-weight linen, cotton lawn, rayon, or chambray—all readily available in many fabric stores. The Holyoke works in small and large prints (and solids, of course!) so you should have no problem finding a dreamy fabric (or ten!) that pairs nicely with this pattern.
Shopping online? We always recommend getting a swatch to make sure the weight and drape of the fabric are to your liking.
Wishing you could take the Holyoke right off of our models and put them in your closet? (We do too!) These are the fabrics that we used for the Holyoke samples you see on the pattern cover. Special thanks to Stitch Craft for generously gifting us the Atelier Brunette viscose!
Aren’t these solids just the dreamiest?! A solid viscose or chambray allows the Holyoke’s beautiful princess seams to shine.
All the florals, please! These flowery fabrics are perfect for a sundress like the Holyoke.
Small prints make a big impact, both from afar and from up close. These options are great for any time of the year!
Turn heads with these beautiful large-scale prints!
Want the stripey linen look, but don’t want to have to pattern-match? Opt for vertical stripes and save yourself the hassle!
The button placket is sewn shut on the Holyoke, so the buttons are purely decorative. Make your buttons the star of the show with these delightful options!
YOU GUYS! 3D printing of buttons is now a thing! Check out these amazing 3D-printed works of art.
Want to make custom buttons without a 3D printer? Here’s a great tutorial on how to make fabric-covered buttons.
Ready to start sewing your first Holyoke? Head over to the Holyoke Maxi Dress and Skirt Sewalong for step-by-step photo tutorials. And don’t forget to tag your Holyokes with the hashtag #HolyokeDress or #HolyokeSkirt so we can all fawn over your makes and secretly wish they were hanging in our closets.