This dress is all you need and more!
Bodice: Choose between Regular or Cross Front option.
Sleeves: There are 3 sleeve lengths included: Short Sleeve, 3/4 Sleeve and Long Sleeve. With each length, you can choose to finish with a hem or cuff.
Length: You can choose between Crop Top, Shirt Length and Dress Length. With the Dress Length, there are two hem lengths (knee or maxi) and one additional hem style (petal). Mix and match or layer them for a unique look!
Extras: You can add Pockets to the skirt/shirt for versatility and bra Cup Pockets can be added to the bodice for sliding in bra cups.
Also included are extra cut lines for larger cup sizes, with tester success in cup size up to F.
Techniques Involved: Applying knit bands, gathering, inserting sleeves in the round (aka set-in sleeves), sewing in elastic, and hemming straight edges.
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 light to medium weight knit fabrics and requires at least 40% crosswise stretch and a fabric with 4-way stretch is recommended. To achieve the appropriate 4-way stretch for the bodice, look for a fabric whose content has at least 5% lycra/spandex in it. Pique, Tricot, Jersey, Interlock, and Rayon Spandex are just a few great options.
1/4″ – 1/2″ wide elastic for the band- Up to 1 1/8 yards (1m)
1/4″ wide elastic for the cross-front option- Up to 1 yard (.9m)
- 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
- Fabric marking pen or chalk