Breeze into summer with the new Holyoke Maxi Dress and Skirt! Perfect for date night (movie in the park, anyone?), thrown over a t-shirt for a casual Friday office vibe, or glammed up for a showstopper dress to wear to a wedding!
The team here at Cashmerette has been obsessed with sundresses since we launched the Holyoke (and since New England decided it finally wanted to get on board that summer train). Daydreaming about whipping your up own Holyoke? Here are some ready-to-wear looks to get you inspired!
Choosing a solid fabric is always a, ehm, solid choice. We’re still drooling over the pink linen viscose blend version model Renee is wearing on the pattern cover. Making up your Holyoke dress in a solid allows the princess seams (and buttons!) to shine.
A floral print pairs perfectly with a sundress! Go for brighter florals if you want your Holyoke to scream summer, or something a bit more muted for a garment that transitions easily into fall.
Ok, we have to admit, we weren’t sure about the striped maxi look. But these examples have us fully converted! Opt for vertical lines to save yourself the hassle of matching stripes, or cut some of your pieces on the cross-grain or bias for a fun faux-color-blocked look!
The possibilities are endless with prints! Pick a classic choice like a checkered print or plaid, or go bold with fruity prints. Lemony Holyoke, anyone?
Cut the hemline a bit (or a lot!) higher, and suddenly the Holyoke gets a whole new look! Want a midi, knee-length, or mini dress? How about one of each! We’ll talk through these options in the sewalong.
We love seeing all the ways you make Cashmerette patterns your own. The Holyoke is ripe for hacking: tie straps and ruffle sleeve caps and patch pockets and bows, oh my!
And let’s not forget the Holyoke maxi skirt! The elastic back waistband ensures a comfortable fit every time—no belt needed!
A swooshy skirt in a fun print. What could be better?
Avert your eyes if you’re stripe-averse and want to stay that way—these skirts are too cute to handle.
Check out these fabulous and easy embellishments! Add contrast piping to your button placket to make your solid fabric pop, sew a belt from the same fabric for a fun waist tie, or add patch pockets (because the more pockets, the better the skirt).
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.