Techniques Involved: Sewing fold over elastic, adding a knit waistband (bra length), topstitching (optional), and hemming (top, tunic, and dress options).
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.
This pattern is designed for medium weight knit fabrics and requires at least 40% crosswise stretch with a 4-way stretch required for the bodice and waistband.
Up to 4 yards (3.66m) of 1″ (2.5cm) wide fold over elastic.
Up to 1 1/8 yard (1m) 3/8″ (1cm) wide braided elastic.
Please see the chart above for specific requirements for each size and note that you will need the Bodice requirement from both your outer and your lining fabric.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (For piecing pages together.)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Matching Polyester Thread
- Ball Point or Stretch Needle
- Sewing Machine with stretch stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board or Mat
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler
- Marking Pen