This dress was made for moving about. It has a few inches of ease, which has been shifted to the front so you can easily eat or go gallavanting around without feeling constrained. While it is a semi-fitted pattern, it has a flattering silhouette that follows your curves since it is fitted at the bust & along the back.
A versatile pattern, it can be sewn up six different ways: as a scoop necked sheath or top, a sweetheart necked sheath or top, a yoked tank sheath or top. Pair it with a cool cotton or linen for the summer or sew it up in wool for the fall. Make it into a chic yet comfortable little black dress or a whimsical top in a fun print. The instructions also include plenty of ideas to help you customize your pattern to match your style.
With only five to seven pattern pieces, this pattern won’t take too long to make, but its unique seaming details and construction method will let you flex your sewing muscles. Princess seams race up the back & curve around to the front to form a French dart. The princess seams running up the front of the dress end at the French darts. The scoop neck & sweetheart neckline options are finished with facings while the yoked tank is finished with bias tape. A center back zipper allows you to more easily adjust the fit of the back.
Worried about being able to modify this pattern for your body type? The instructions also tell you how to grade between sizes & modify the bust to achieve a good fit for your body. The bust darts have also been graded so that the smaller sizes accommodate smaller busts while the larger sizes accommodate larger busts.
Your PDF pattern will come with a printing guide so you only print the pages you need for the version & size you want to make from the nested pattern.
The pattern also features a recipe for a dandelion pesto as well as a printable envelope to make storing your pattern pieces easy & convenient.
Pattern complexity is rated at spicy because of the non-conventional construction & curved pattern pieces. An intermediate (or adventurous beginner) sewer can successfully sew this pattern.