This boat neck line dress is an absolute wardrobe staple that is both stylish yet versatile. Available in sizes 8 - 26, the possibilities with this ‘make’ are endless. Use contrasting binding and patch pockets for casual wear or 'make up' in all the same fabric for a work-wear wardrobe classic! Dovetailed London Sewing Patterns are specifically designed for sewing with African wax prints and to make the most of these beautiful intricate designs.
This pattern has only three pattern pieces (front, back, pocket). The front piece includes 2 small bust darts to provide shaping at the bust.
This dress has no zips or fastenings.
Finished length 41" (104 cm).
FABRIC AMOUNTS: Sizes US 4–14 (UK 8–18/EU 36–46): 4yd (3.6 m)fabric, 45 in. (112 cm) wide 3 yd (2.75 m) fabric, 60 in. (152 cm) wide. Sizes US 16–22 (UK 20–26/ EU 46–54): 5 yd (4.6 m) fabric, 45 in. (112 cm) wide 4 yd (3.6 m) fabric, 60 in. (152 cm) wide. Allow extra fabric if pattern matching.
This is a paper pattern.
Once you have made one, you'll be making this dress again and again in your favourite wax prints!
A FULL COLOUR INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, FULL SCALE MULTI-SIZED COLOURED PATTERN SHEET IN SIZES 8 - 26 WILL BE SENT WITH YOUR ORDER.
SHOP DIGITAL PATTERN here.
SHOP WAX PRINT FABRIC here.
This pattern is drafted based on a woman who wears a B cup bra. If you wear a larger cup size, you will may need to make a full bust adjustment. Visit the blog here, to see one of my guest bloggers explaining how she creates a full bust adjustment for a better fit.