Good times indeed in these flattering and versatile pieces, inspired by a great collection from Diane Von Furstenburg, and designed for drape-y knits like merino or cashmere wool, viscose, rayon or silk(y) jerseys. Relaxed-fit styles have a slightly dropped shoulder, back boat neck and a gently shaped waist. We’ve given you three different sleeves, necklines and lengths for maximum fashionablity. Sleeves can be cap, below elbow or wrist-length with a ruched cuff, and choose from a classic boat neckline, the half placket or tie-front.Top finishes on the high hip with a deep band;Tunic ends at mid-thigh; and the Dress hits *just* below the knee. Tunic & Dress have deep stitched hems, optional side seam pockets and tie or in-and-out belt. Wear these lovely pieces year-round: in light weight jerseys for the Summer, layered over a skinny sweater or T-Shirt for Spring or Fall, or in heavier weights for Winter. Fabulous!
Sizes 6-8-10 need around 1 1/4 yards for the Top, 1 1/2 yards for the Tunic and 1 3/4 yards for the Dress; sizes 12-14-16-18 need around 1 1/2 yards for the Top, 1 3/4 yards for the Tunic and 2 yards for the Dress; and sizes 20-22-24-26 need around 1 3/4 yards for the Top, 2 yards for the Tunic and 2 1/4 yards for the Dress.
All yardages are for 60” / 150 cm wide fabric.
You will also need about 1/4 yard fusible knit or tricot interfacing. The long sleeves need 1 yard of 1/4” / 6 mm wide elastic.
Posted by Trish Paredes on 31st Jul 2012
this is the first time I have used any "hot patterns" pattern. I thought it was pretty simple, sometimes there could be a few more pictures to help figure things out but for the most part it is not necessary. The sleeves on this dress (the short ones) did not lay or look well on my body, so I just took the armpit seam and took it in like two inches and then it was a normal short sleeve, more like a regular cap sleeve and it looked great. I decided to put the buttonholes in farther from the seam which was a mistake, I should have listened to the directions, but I just wore a normal belt with the outfit and I thought it looked great. If you do not wear it belted it will be a paper bag, make sure you follow the directions for the buttonholes and how far from the seam they need to be so the in and out belt will work better. My mistake, not their's. Overall, it was a really simple and easy dress to make, and the fit with a belt was great, and it flattered my neckline.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jul 2012
I love the way this shirt fits. It is beautiful and the best look for casual/stylish fashion. The half placket instructions were horrible and difficult in a knit. The boat neck is lovely.