sizes: 11-12y +
Adults size A through size G
(please view our measurement chart)
Full bust of 29.25" - 39.5"
Are you ready to get creative?
This dress, with its classy knee-length and sophisticated gathered skirt, is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Dress it up with fancy fabrics, beautiful prints and trims to wear on date night, or dress it down by using light colors and be all set for a day at the beach.
The shaped bodice gives a beautiful accent, and the high waist is likely the most flattering bodice length there is for women. Because the front bodice consists of three pieces, you can colorblock your bodice for a slimming effect.
The optional pockets make this dress more casual if you would prefer, and create a functional solution to the eternal issue of where to leave your phone and car key.
An option to add belt loops to your dress has been included so you can pair it up with a fancy belt and need not worry about it riding up or sliding down.
With a shirred back, the bodice is super comfortable and easy to fit.
This dress can be made in lightweight wovens, such as quilter’s cotton or rayon. Thicker fabric or linen is not recommended due to the shirred back.
While this dress is an easy and fast sew, we have labeled it ‘advanced beginner – intermediate’ because it involves a shirred back. Because shirring works a bit differently for every sewing machine and every seamstress, we have not included in-depth beginner’s instructions on how shirring works. It’s recommended to read your machine’s manual and test shirring before attempting to shirr.
This pattern sews up quickly; you can be summer-proof in no time!
You can use this bodice together with our world famous Peppermint Swirl Dress add-on!
This is a DIGITAL file that you print at home, not a finished item or a paper pattern. All seam allowances are already added. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared or forwarded with anyone else.