Simple to make and easy to wear, this super-cool dress is a great modern take on the classic sweatshirt, and works in all sorts of knits...try T-shirting, silk-y jersey, sweatshirting, double or single knits, or ribbed knit fabrics. Use contrast or matching ribbing or self fabric to finish the neckline, hem & sleeves. Relaxed-fit Dress has a scooped balletstyle neckline and a choice of cap, elbow length or full length raglan sleeves with an overarm seam for a superior fit. Bodice can be worn bloused over the elasticated waist or dropped down onto the upper hip. Skirt finished just below the knee.
We’ve included instructions for the optional narrow and Obi-style tie belts, plus the infinity scarf.
Depending on your fabric and sleeve length choices, this is a true year-round style...wear it with knee high boots or opaque tights and a chunky heel when it’s chilly, try it with sheer nylons and a chic heel, or team it with strappy sandals for warm-weather style.
Yardage Requirements: Sizes 6 to 18 need around 2 yards/ 1.83 m of fabric; 20 to 26 need around 2.5 yards/ 2.30 m of fabric...just add 0.5 yard/ 45 cm if you wish to make the long sleeved version. You’ll also need 5/8 yard / 57cm of rib knit. The narrow tie belt needs a strip about 1 times your waist measurement x 3 3/4” /9.5cm; the Obi-style belt needs a strip about 2 times your waist measurement x 6 3/4” x 17cm wide. The infinity scarf needs a piece of fabric or rib around 3 yards/ 275cm long x 18” or 46cm wide. All fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Multi-sized - sizes 6 to 26. Click here for a detailed Hot Patterns Sizing Chart.