Avid Seamstress - Sheath Dress

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The Sheath Dress is a gorgeously draped garment with a flattering round neckline, elasticated waist and an invisible zip at the back. Your options are endless; make this dress with short or mid length sleeves, with inner pockets or without. New to sewing? No worries! With minimal pieces to cut out and the option to create a looser fit without the elastic waist, this is a dress you’ll love to wear year-round.

Level: advanced beginner

Sizes: 6-22 (UK)

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight fabrics are perfect for this dress. Choose something with a nice drape so that it doesn't sit too stiffly by the elasticated waistband. Not suitable for stripes, diagonals or plaids. Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs. Please note that due to the pattern construction, your fabric needs to be at least 128cm wide, otherwise you could alter the pattern to create a separate dropped shoulder piece to accomodate a narrower fabric.

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