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The perfect Spring and Summer dress, designed for
light or medium weight drape-y fabrics like crepe, rayon,
silk twill, charmeuse, tencel, viscose or even a silk jersey.
Choose a quirky graphic print or a rich
solid color for full-on fashion impact.
Semi-fitted Dress has an optional center back zipper, a
gently flared A-line skirt with side seam pockets, and a
faced or narrow hem. Dress features semi-raglan darted
sleeves, a seamed, slightly raised waist with gathers on
the front skirt and bodice, plus French darts for a great fit.
Select the super-chic boat-neck, or the sleek V-neck; add
your choice of short or cap sleeves, and complete your
dress with a below-knee or maxi length skirt.
Wear this stunning piece anytime you need a simple but
pretty dress...team with wedges or chunky sandals and
major bijoux for maximum warm-weather style.
Fabric requirements are for the shorter dress only; for the maxi dress, add an extra yard or 92cm.
For sizes 6-8-10-12 you’ll need around 2 1/2 yards/ 2.30 m fabric; for sizes 14-16-18-20 you’ll need around 2 3/4 yards / 2.54 m fabric; and for sizes 22-24-26 you’ll need around 3 yards / 2.78m fabric.
You’ll also need around ½ yard / 46 cm of fusible interfacing plus 1/4 yard / 23 cm of lining; a 23” / 58 cm long invisible zipper is optional.
All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric; if you are using 45"/115cm wide fabric, simply add another yard or 92cm of fabric...easy!
Just finished my HP Primavera dress in a floral viscose crepe and am very pleased with the result. I like that Hotpatterns are so easy to adjust for fit and the pieces fit together really well. Very satisfying. With this dress I easily raised the very deep V neck by an inch and changed the pocket pieces into a full skirt lining which neatly held the centre front gathers in place.
I have been looking for a pattern like this. Thank you for all of the wonderful tips. I can't wait to make it for spring 2012.
Alright ladies, this dress is a MUST SEW now. I started my dress the day the pattern arrived and completed it over a 3 day period. I chose a crepe knit in a turquoise, brown and ivory retro graphic print. The Wow factor is off the charts! This design is very figure flattering, classic and you can adjust it however you like. Pattern directions are very clear and easy to follow. For a special treat, please watch the how-to video. Trudy is a delight and offers great time-saving tips. Enjoy!