Love sewing knits? Take it up a notch with the cleverly constructed Zadie dress. The striking Z-shaped seams, empire waistline and semi-pleated flared skirt create a swoonsome fit, with practical in-seam pockets and a round neckband. With a choice of cap, three-quarter or full-length raglan sleeves, you can wear Zadie at any time of the year for effortless style that's oh so comfortable.
If you’re a fan of the Coco or Agnes patterns, this project will take your knit fabric sewing skills to the next level.
The Zadie dress is a PDF pattern only. This pattern is not available as a printed pattern.
SKILL LEVEL - Improvers
SIZE RANGE - UK 6-20 (US 2-16 / EUR 34-48)
FABRIC & SUPPLIES:See the pattern back cover image (Psst! You can zoom in)
MODEL SIZES - Emily wears size 7 (pink dress) (UK 18) at the bust graded to size 6 (UK 16) at the hips and Lora (black and white dress) wears size 3 (UK 10)
COLOUR BLOCKING YOUR ZADIE DRESS?
Download the cutting layouts for colour blocking your Zadie dress. You will need the following amounts of fabric:
Bodices – 0.5m (5/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide fabric or 115cm (45in) wide fabric
Long or ¾ sleeve + side panels – 1m (1 1/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide fabric OR 1.3m (1½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide fabric OR Cap sleeve + side panels – 0.6m (3/4 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide fabric OR 0.7m (3/4 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide fabric
Skirt, pocket facings + neckband – 1.5m (1 3/4 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide fabric or 115cm (45in) wide fabric
Size range: UK 6-20 / US 2-16 / EUR 34-48 / AUS 6-20
1 UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
2 UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
3 UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
4 UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
5 UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 14
6 UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
7 UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
8 UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
Check the sewing pattern size range before buying.
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