The Sylvie Dress is a fun fit and flare dress that will suit all your spring and summertime needs!
Both views of the Sylvie Dress feature an unlined sleeveless bodice, with three small darts under the bust, a wide lined waistband, and back bodice darts. The neckline and armholes are finished with bias-binding, and the dress is closed with an invisible zipper up the center back.
View A has an unlined gathered dirndl skirt that can be cut on the length of grain, or on the crossgrain, for use on a border print or for fabric with a finished selvage like eyelet. The skirt is topped with large rectangle patch pockets. The waistband and pockets can be cut on grain, or on the bias, as pictured with the gingham fabric in the photos.
View B has piping above and below the waistband, and features an unlined pencil skirt that is fitted with waist darts. The piping can be made with self-fabric, as in the orange linen in the photos, or with contrast fabric, as in the beige polka-dot fabric in the photos
The Sylvie Dress is sized from 0–18 (US sizing) and all sizes are included in one envelope with an instruction booklet and printed tissue paper pattern.
This pattern's difficulty is rated at "three spools" which is perfect for an intermediate sewer!
Designed for medium and lightweight woven fabrics
Suggested Fabrics: View A: cotton shirting, quilt weight cotton, lawn, voile, swiss dot, double gauze, linen, chambray and seersucker. Ideal for the Liberty Lawns, Poplins and Libery Lifestyle cottons on this website. View B: all the above listed fabrics, cotton or linen, or barkcloth.
Fabric quantities allow for nap, one-way design or shading. Extra fabric may be required to match design or for shrinkage. Extra fabric may also be needed for cutting the waistband or patch pockets on the bias. If using pre-made bias binding or piping, fabric quantities may be reduced.
Notions: Thread for both Views plus a 22" (56 cm) zipper. For View B: 3 yards (2.75M) of 1/4"-3/8" (0.6 - 0.95cm) cotton cording.