There are two videos and three blog posts to accompany this pattern:
- How to sew a knit neckband.
- How to pleat the skirt.
- How to make the skirt panel super full.
- How to add a hood.
- How to add a gathered woven skirt.
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques Involved: Sewing stretch fabric, pleating or gathering, sewing a knit neckband, topstitching, hemming, sewing knit sleeve cuffs.
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, a file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces, and a file for use with projectors. 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 Wendybird Dress pattern is designed for knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch and requires up to 1 3/4 yards of fabric for the dress and up to 3/4 yard for the contrast panel. Cotton-lycra jersey, cotton jersey, and brushed poly are all great fabric options.
- 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 stretch stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Seam Ripper