The Navarro Dress, Top, and Skirt is quite literally an entire wardrobe in one pattern. With three skirt lengths and three sleeve lengths to choose from, you can choose a light weight short sleeve hoodie for the summer heat or a long sleeve skirted Maxi dress for when it’s freezing and you want to leave your house but still want to be cozy AND cute!
In addition, this pattern is dedicated to the incomparable Juana Navarro Arellano. Juana served in the Marine Corps for almost an entire year before being Killed in Action in Iraq on April 8, 2006. She will live forever in the memories of those lucky enough to have met her. We will never let her legacy die. 25% of the proceeds from this pattern will be donated to T.A.P.S. in her memory
Techniques Involved: Hemming, set in sleeves, bands, cuffs, side slits.
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 Navarro pattern calls for knit fabric with at least 40% horizontal stretch and 30% vertical stretch. Ideal fabrics include, but are not limited to: Ribbed knit, Rayon Spandex French Terry, Cotton Lycra, Double Brushed Poly, and Cotton or Tri-blend Jersey.
- 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