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When your wardrobe demands a superchic but easy to wear knit dress or top,
these gorgeous faux wrap styles are just the thing, perfect in fluid light or
medium weight knit fabrics, like rayon, bamboo, modal, silk jersey, or
ITY (interlocking twist yarns) knits.
Faux wrap dress & top with side seam zipper closure have gathers at the front
shoulder, and a choice of cut on cap orelbow-length dolman sleeves. Top and
dress have a bound back neckline, a shaped center back seam and a fitted
waistband, and feature a wrapped front skirt overlay, which drapes into the top
edge of the waistband. Dress finishes just below the knee, top finishes at mid hip.
Make either of these fabulous styles in your favorite solid color, or a groovy print,
but also consider mixing your prints or solids for a super-cool and modern look.
...for these styles, we’ve given you the fabric requirements for each part;
just choose which parts you’d like to make in each fabric, (so, solid cap sleeve
bodice + print waistband + contrast short lower bodice=fabric amount)
and off you go!
For the cap sleeved bodice in all sizes you’ll need around 1 yard/92cm of fabric;
for the elbow-length sleeved bodice in all sizes you’ll need around 1 1/4 yards/114cm fabric;
for the long or knee length skirt in all sizes you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/158cm fabric;
for the short or top length lower bodice in all sizes you’ll need around 3/4 yard/69m fabric;
if you need a contrast waistband, allow 4 inches/10cm contrast fabric.
You’ll also need 1x 14" or 35cm long invisible zipper, plus a scrap of tricot or knit fusible interfacing.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Posted by Michelle on 7th Jan 2013
I can't believe that I'm the first person to review this pattern!
I made up a test version of the Sarine knit top pattern this weekend, as this pattern was a contender for the top that I'm planning to make up for my company holiday party (in mid-January). The pattern passed with flying colors!
The final top is very pretty and can be dressed up or down depending on fabric choice. I used an ITY jersey for my test run and will use a metallic rayon jersey for my "fancy" version. I think that the dress will be quite lovely, as well, and I will get around to making that version at some point, too.
Likes: The cross-over bodice is flattering to a large bust, and the draped skirt piece hides a tummy pooch. I think this would be flattering on most figure shapes, except for possibly a thicker rectangle and/or apple shape. The pattern sews up pretty quickly and there really aren't any "fussy" parts. Fabric amount recommendations were fairly accurate for me (I had a little left over, but not a ton).
Sizing: I sewed my usual HotPatterns size (compared the size chart to my measurements and went down a size), and I'm happy with the fit--the pattern seems to run true-to-size. One note: I have a large bust and there is plenty of bust room for me. Smaller busted seamstresses might want to take this into account when planning a size/adjustments.
Pattern alterations: None, although I omitted the invisible zipper. If your knit has good recovery, I think you'll be able to get away with this without an issue.
Conclusion: Lovely top/dress pattern. If you're on the fence about trying this one, don't be!