Huckleberry Flutter Apron Dress by FooFoo Threads

We've included the Huckleberry in our latest MashUP feature, but we wanted to let you know how awesome a pattern it is all by itself!  Check out our limited time MashUP Pattern Bundle, or purchase the individual pattern at a discount HERE. Here's Shae and her sweet girl (and pup!) to tell you all about this great pattern from FooFoo Threads Patterns, with some bonus pics from Sarah!

Hi, it's Shae from Saflower Photography and Saflower Designs.  

As you may know, I live in Sunny San Diego and we really don't have a true fall or winter season, but there are times when the air gets a little chill.  Because of this, I don't like sewing up many long sleeve patterns since they will only get worn a couple times.  Instead, I like to choose patterns that can easily be layered and that will transition well into each season.  This pattern from FooFoo Threads is perfect for just that!

The Huckleberry Flutter Apron Dress features either a fitted bodice or a loose fitting bodice.  I chose the fitted version for my dress.  It gives directions for using elastic casing in the back instead of shirring.  I have had trouble in the past with shirring getting stretched out after awhile.

The apron is optional, but I can't seem to resist putting aprons on things!!  For my dress I did a double layer apron.  The first layer is a nice natural linen and the second is a vintage hankie that I have had for years.  The pattern also comes with an optional sash that is attached and ties in the back.  I actually had a nice mustard linen one made up, but apparently I had way to many layers of fabric and I couldn't get it to all fit under my machine's foot.  Because of the fitted bodice, It really doesn't need the sash.

The pattern also include a ruffle at the bottom, but I left it off.  I thought it would be too much with the lace overlay.  

The only minor issue I had was with the straps/sleeves.  Because I used linen and quite a few layers, it was pretty heavy and pulled on the straps.  Not a huge deal since I layered it, but if you plan on doing layers with heavy fabric, you may want to take some length out of the shoulder elastic.  


Ok, let's get down to the nitty gritty of the Huckleberry from FooFoo Threads

  • Well written pattern and digitized pieces
  • Fits sizes 3-6months through 10
  • Both dress and tunic length
  • Options for a sash, an apron, ruffles, and decorative skirt trim
  • Measurement charts
  • Great fit

Want to know what the best part of a FooFoo pattern is?  It is ALWAYS buy 2 get 1 free!!  

Happy sewing!!


Sarah, from Blogs Like a Mother, also made the Huckleberry, and don't you just love the Frozen fabric?!