*This is the classic paper pattern version; if you
need the print-at-home version in Arch E, A4 &
letter sized paper, you can get it here.
A0 copyshop version coming soon!*
These gorgeous, easy-breezy pieces are just right
for light-medium weight blouse and dress fabrics like
voile, crinkled gauze, Broderie Anglais, chambray,
lawn, crepe or linen. You can also use a fluid knit, like
a silk(y) jersey, linen, rayon, bamboo or viscose knit.
Relaxed-fit, pull-on dress and blouse have an A-line
silhouette controlled by released pintucks across the
front. Dress and blouse are gently gathered onto the
slit neckline; raglan sleeves give a relaxed look. The
3/4 length sleeves work with the hip length blouse
and the tunic-length dress. Mix your hem & sleeve
finishes...try a classically curved shirt-tail hem, add
a deep sleeve band or pick crisp horizontal pleats.
These wardrobe superstars love pretty trims like
pom-poms, tassels & piping, and they’re perfect
during hot weather...swing the blouse on over loose
pants, shorts or capris; try the tunic-dress worn over
slim cropped or full-length pants; or wear the tunic-dress
with nothing more elaborate than tanned bare legs,
a fresh pedicure and your favorite sandals.
For the tunic-dress, all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
will need around 3 1/2 yards/320 cm fabric.
For the blouse, all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you will need around 2 3/4 yards/213cm fabric.
All sizes & versions will also need around 1/4 yard/23cm
interfacing; add as much applied trim and/or piping as you
wish, or leave these perfectly plain.
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
I just finished this dress in a thin denim, for a school play, and the high school girl who will be wearing it wants to keep it! This is such a well-made pattern, it goes together easily and the extras - top stitching, embellishments, the detail on the cuffs and the hem make this dress pattern so much fun. This is suitable for a confident beginner, especially if she is wanting to try new finishes. Again, a great pattern that flatters!
I made this dress out of a thin crepe which I should have lined. Having said that, the pattern is worth its weight in gold. It isnt boxy at all, and it is a very flattering design. The first thin crepe dress I made, was simple. The second dress I made I used some embroidery stitching on and really made it my own. I copied the three rows as shown on the pattern cover by using my pintuck foot. I think the neckline makes this pattern, it is flattering rather than revealing. I plan to use some contrasting thread on my third one....