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This is the Zoey Dress: A flared sleeve, A-line flowy dress with an easy fit and modern look.
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I was dreaming about making the Heather Top into a dress for the longest time. I thought it will be a great idea. So easy to dress!
The pattern features:
A hi-low hemline
Short flared sleeves
What I love about it:
I love how easy the Heather top goes with leggings, distressed jeans and knit skirts. It has become my favorite to wear daily. I grab my bag and go to the park with Owen. Very casual!
I have made this top in a beautiful Cotton Sateen. I have also tried it with chambray.
It goes well with any light to medium weight fabric with a nice drape.
The pattern file:
This pattern comes in sizes from 4 to 22
A4 and Letter format!
The pages will overlap by 1 inch. Follow the dotted blue tile lines to put the pattern pieces together
The pattern comes in a PDF document. After opening it, click in ”print”. Check that the pattern will be printed in ”actual size” as shown in the image below
It will print 35 pages total. Please, check the 4” X 4” test square on the first page before printing the rest of the document.
The document comes with a color coded and different line styles so it is easy to know your size, even with a b/w printing.
Not sure about the size you will need? Check the Measurement Chart here.
Start by closing the darts:
Bodice and shoulder.
Open and press flat.
Now, if you are using a serger, finish the sides of the dress with it.
Now, pin the tunic sides together and sew along.
Leave 1/2 inch open at the bottom so it will make it easier to add the hem band.
Top stitch the side seam, so they stay in place. The top stitch should be 1/4 inch from the original seam, on both sides.
Press the seams.
Then, fold the sleeve bottom by 1 inch and sew along.
Trim the excess
Open again and pin to the neckline. Remember that the neckband will be at least a 10 to 15% smaller than the neckline so you will need to stretch, specially in the shoulder area.
Then, pin it the neckband to the neckline. The inside of the neckline should be about 1/8 inch longer than the outside neckline seam, so the stitches will sit under the neckline seam.
Fold the sides of the hemline band by 1/4 inch. Sew along.
Press the seams flat.
Then fold the hemline band in two vertically.
Open and pin to the dress.
Now, work on the inside of the hemline band. Fold the band 3/8 inside and pin. Sew along and press flat.
Start by folding 1/8 first and then 1 inch to the right side of the pocket. Sew along.
Turn the pocket to the wrong side and fold the edges by 1/4 inch. Start with the sides of the pocket.
Sew along and press flat.
Now, fold the bottom, one side at a time.
Sew along and press flat again.
Pin to the dress and sew along 1/8 from the edge of the pocket.