The Meadow pattern is the perfect breezy dress or top for those blistering hot summer days. With a blousy bodice, it sits away from the body, keeping you nice and cool as it allows plenty of airflow. With four sleeve length options, this pattern is also a perfect transitional piece from Spring to Summer or from Summer to Fall. Pair the crop with a cute pair of jeans or a skirt for brunch. Add a few accessories and you’re ready for a night out.
Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate
Techniques Involved: Basting, finishing raw edges, creating elastic casings, inserting elastic, creating an elastic hem, hemming
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
The Meadow Dress calls for a light weight woven fabric with no stretch. Ideal fabrics include cotton lawn, rayon challis, double gauze, chambray, and similar.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Safety pin or bodkin
- Seam Ripper