Natasha’s top, tunic & dresses are a trendy dolman style top/dress with a peasant style finish. It is perfect for light, draping, summer knits. The elastic casings help pull the fabric in to give it more shape. Because of the single piece dolman construction there is now arm seam and it allows for great comfort & air flow perfect for summer weather. With 4 length options and many ways to wear a sash or belt with them you can make a bunch of different outfits from one pattern! Directions are included for making a fabric sash belt, it is also perfect with trendy skinny belts and you can wear them in different heights including empire, natural or drop waist to give the same garment many different looks. This women’s pattern offers 10 sizes: Misses XS-XL and Plus Sizes 1X-5X.
Make sure to read the directions BEFORE printing off all the pages. While the pattern calls for very slinky knit fabrics many of my testers used sheer chiffons with handmade double fold bias tape to create the neckline casing. Directions for that are not included, but most intermediate seamstresses can easily do it.
This pattern is includes a ebook .PDF file with 17 pages of instructions, photos & diagrams. It also includes 53 professionally digitized pages in the same file & page print guide that you assemble to make the full sizes pieces (17-21 pages per size group/view). My easy no trimming method makes the pattern assembly a breeze!
SKILL LEVEL: Confident Beginner
- Misses: XS, S, M, L, XL
- Women’s Plus Size 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x
- See chart for more detailed sizing information & measurements.
•60″+ wide lightweight fashion knit fabric. Thin & draping is important…
•1/4-1/3 yard matching or contrasting fabric for a sash OR 2-3 yards of ribbon
•1 yard 1/4″ elastic & 2 1/4 yards 3/8″ elastic (all sizes)
•Washable Marker (or other tracing tool)
•Scissors, Thread, Pins
•Safety Pin or Elastic Guide
•Sewing machine, Ball point machine needle OPTIONAL: Twin Needle for hems
•Iron , Hem Gauge or ruler to measure hems
•Printer, Paper and Tape (for pattern pieces)
•Roll of tracing paper, freezer paper, parchment paper or cheap interfacing and pen