PATTERN 1: WRAPAROUNDS
This stylish design wraps around the body, just like a kimono. It looks tricky, but it’s easy to make. There areno buttons or zippers, so it’s great for a beginning sewer, too. You can wear the dress long—all by itself—orwear it over pants or leggings. You can also make two different blouse styles from the same pattern, using just the front and back bodice pieces.
Wraparound Dress withThree-Quarter-LengthSleeves
French-SleevedBaby Doll Top
Cap-SleevedBaby Doll Top
This dress is made with the entirepattern and includes the front andback bodice, the three-quarter-length sleeve, and full-length skirt. The skirt is gathered.
Recommended fabric:Indigo blue linen
For instructions, see page 52.
Just by folding the hem of thefull-length skirt piece, you canmake a short, irty blouse witha peplum-style ounce below thewaist. To make the short sleeves,you simply cut strips of fabricand join them to the body atthe armholes.
Recommended fabric:Wool gauze
For instructions, see page 53.
This blouse is made the same wayas the French-Sleeved Baby Doll Top (1b), but with a cap sleeve. Youcan mix and match sleeve stylesfor all three of these garments—maybe try the dress with capsleeves and the blouse with three-quarter-length sleeves. Experimentto create your own design.
Recommended fabric:Quilting cotton
For instructions, see page 54.
Front bodiceBack bodiceSleeveFront/Back of skirtFront bodiceFront/Back of skirtBack bodice
Three Garments with One Pattern
Back bodiceFront bodiceSleeveFront/Back of skirt