Let me introduce you to the Oceanside Dress pattern by Itch to Stitch. This year’s a dress year for me (yeah!!!) so I couldn’t resist testing this knit dress with many intesreting details like hthe inset at the front necklline and those cute raglan sleeves.
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I sewed a size 8 bust blended to a size 12 waist/hips and I didn’t substract my usual 1/2 to 1″ on the bodice length since I’m 5’4″ and the waistband hits where it should! The semi-circle skirt hits just above the knee as you can see in the picture above.
Concerning the waistband, clear elastic is added to prevent any pulling of the skirt on the waistband so it stays where it should stay.
The V- inset may seem daunting at first, but it’s easily sewn thanks to Kennis’ clear instructions. An option for a regular neckline with no inset is also provided
You can also play with various fabrics for your sleeves/sleeve bands/waistband etc. So one pattern, many dresses to be sewn afterwards.
Fabric: knit with 25-50% stretch and good recovery
Difficulty: Beginner +
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