Beautiful and Boho from Simple Life Pattern Company : Win your own Patricia Pattern!

I am so excited to share Simple Life Pattern Company’s newest pattern: Patricia’s Boho High Low Top and Dress.  Like all Simple Life Patterns, Patricia is LOADED with options. Layered printing, several sleeve and tank options, dress and top options, dramatic or moderate skirt option. Patricia can be made in knit or woven and looks amazing in lightweight flowy wovens such as voile, rayon, and thin jersey knits. Fun Fact: The Patricia is named after talented fabric designer and Art Gallery Fabrics owner, Pat Bravo.

Make sure you read all the way to the end to see how you can WIN your own copy of Patricia’s Boho Top and Dress! 

Confession: I was skeptical of how this would look on my tall and slender girls – But I had this beautiful Bari J. Sage print that just screamed  dramatic high low dress.

I typically shy away from woven “no closure” patterns because sometimes the neckholes are too large and wide or the shoulder area is too tight and the kids have a hard time taking them on and off themselves. Because Patricia is drafted to be flowy, but with a beautiful neckline with a slight scoop back, it fits beautifully. The flow is beautiful with the slight curved front bodice and elongated and curved back bodice. This gives this garment shape. Plus, since it’s Mom-made, I can make a size 8 and blend it to a 12 length assuring that it fits her chest measurements while still being long enough.

The pattern is designed to float right above the knees in dress length. There was some additional length added after testing to make sure it is long enough in all sizes.  I am very happy with the length of mine but will add some crochet trim if she shoots up on me! Everything grows in the summer right?


I also made a dramatic high low top in this new Art Gallery In Blue Knit. I made another garment that I can’t share yet, and was just barely able to get this out of my leftovers.  We grabbed a quick picture after piano lessons so I could show you how Patricia works up in all knit. It fits and flows beautifully in knit, too.

Speaking of leftovers, I’ve been working on a special project with Indie Boheme Fabrics by Pat Bravo Designs of Art Gallery Fabrics. Since this pattern is an homage to designer, Pat Bravo, I just had to squeeze out one more with Indie Boheme fabrics.  I have made 2 dresses for my girls and 1 for me that I can’t share yet – but I can often get a shirt or a scrappy dress made out of leftovers from the big girls’ dresses. I started wondering how Patricia would look with a knit bodice and woven skirt so I could use and mix my leftovers. I was VERY low on a cut to make the skirt piece, so I had to shorten it a couple inches in order to make this dress. She is only 2, so I think a little extra chubby knee is okay, right?

I think the knit bodice/woven skirt might be my favorite combo and I will probably try that for the big girls soon. I love designer knits – but most of my favorite designers like Art Gallery Fabrics produce more woven options than knits, so this opens up an endless array of possibilities for coordinating our outfits. (By the way, if you’re digging these shoes as much as we are this year, you can grab them here!)

I also mixed things up a bit so you could easily see the awesome shaping in the back bodice. Isn’t she just the sweetest?

Make sure you head on over to buy your Patricia today during the launch sale! And tell me below what style Patricia you will make to WIN your own copy!  I will pick a winner at random on Monday, 5/8. Want to double your luck? Visit me on IG, and leave me a comment to enter there, too! I will pick one winner from each feed!

I hope you’ll be as happy as she is with your Patricia!



  1. Diane | 3rd May 17

    The knit/woven combo looks really looks very fresh. I like how this pattern can support strong fabric designs and colors.

  2. Felicia | 3rd May 17

    Your girlies are the cutest ever! And chubby knees are always good!! I already have my Patricia and am looking forward to picking out some fabric and choosing between all those options!

  3. Angie | 3rd May 17

    I’m super excited about this pattern! You did such a beautiful job, and you’ve kind of sold me on doing a knit/woven combo. I just need to find the time to do it now!

  4. Sherri Herrera | 3rd May 17

    Hmm, a chance to win, you say?? Sounds lovely! I can picture the dramatic top on my girlies and I have to say you are convincing me that mixing knits and wovens doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’m not normally a fan of how the two meet, but this looks great and super comfy. I might actually do that too.

  5. Kristina | 3rd May 17

    I love the dramatic high low dress, but I’m totally undecided on sleeves! Beautifully done as always, Eleri!

  6. Angela Short | 3rd May 17

    I love these patterns. The high low top is awesome!

  7. Suzy Roberts | 3rd May 17

    These are crazy beautiful! Love all of it. And this needs a Mama version!! (All the heart eyes!)I

  8. Nicole | 3rd May 17

    I’m loving the knit/woven with the dramatic high low hem.

  9. Emily | 4th May 17

    These are all so pretty!! I am glad to hear the woven still fits well. My favorite is woven/short sleeves/dramatic high low.

  10. Kate | 5th May 17

    I will make the littlest version for my future baby girl! I’m excited this has no closures because I am a sewing newbie. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Heather | 5th May 17

    I would make a sleeveless high low top for summer then lots with sleeves for fall

    • MadebyEleri | 9th May 17

      Heather! you are the winner! I will be sending you an e-mail!

  12. Alyssa Ramirez | 5th May 17

    I love all the versions, but would probably do a sleeveless high low top for summer as it’s already over 100 here.

  13. Marie hurkett | 5th May 17

    Its so lovely! I’d like to try a floaty woven, something sheer with an under-dress I think. I hear there will be a ladies version too, very excited for that!!

  14. Tara Marshall | 5th May 17

    The knit bodice with woven skirt looks awesome! I have not made a knit/woven combo yet so I am excited to try it.

  15. Tammie | 5th May 17

    I’ll have to make a high low version. Thanks for addressing the fit and no closures… That is always a concern for my skinny mini!

    • MadebyEleri | 5th May 17

      You’re welcome! I always make sure to sew by the chest size on the pattern and blend extra length in! I’m happy to help if you have any questions!

  16. Teronia Sherece | 8th May 17

    Sew adorable! I love Bari J prints!

  17. Taryn Haynes-Smart | 8th May 17

    Each time I see Patricia I fall in love with the style. As we are heading into winter, I would definitely start with a longer sleeve dress

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