The first pattern in Simply Sewing’s new Cotton + Chalk collection, The Rosie Dress is a versatile tea dress with a flattering V-neckline and gathered waistline.
The Rosie Dress is a style you’ll want to make again and again thanks to its flattering fit and versatile design. It can be sewn up with or without gathered sleeves, in an easy-to-wear midi or knee length, and with an optional decorative shank button detail.
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The Rosie Dress,
Issue 17, £5.99
Sizes: UK 6-20
■ Stitch neat darts
■ Add optional set-in sleeves
■ Construct a fitted V-neck bodice
■ Insert an invisible zip
You will need
■ Main fabric: Up to 115cm (45in) x 2.7m (3yds), extra may be needed for pattern matching or shrinkage
■ Zip, 56cm (22in)
■ Hook and eye
■ Dress A only: elastic: 1m (3/8 in) x 20cm (8in)
■ Dress B: Three shank buttons, 1mm (1/2in) diameter (optional)
■ Matching thread
■ Basic sewing kit
Fabric suggestions: Medium-weight fabrics such as cotton blends, challis and chambray.