Cleverly designed to highlight waist-shaping, this dress has amazing Z-shaped seams (yes, really!) and endless options for colour-blocking. Choose from long sleeve, three-quarter, or cap sleeves. Zadie also features an empire waist, slightly gathered skirt, AND POCKETS (because pockets are the best). A midweight cotton jersey would look great in this pattern, or go for a heavier fabric that holds its structure like ponte.
Full Sizing Details: (Chest: 30" - 48", Waist: 24" - 42", Hips 33" - 51")
Fabric Requirements: long & 3/4 sleeve: 2.5m for all sizes Cap Sleeve: 2.1m for all sizes 1m of 1/4 clear elastic (optional)
See the Zadie Dress pattern on the Tilly and the Buttons site.
Zadie Dress Makes from the Web
Beginners will appreciate that large seam allowances give a bigger margin for error.
Our notes: This blog post is rich with tips and tricks, we definitely recommend reading it before making this pattern. Our main takeaway is that you should use fabric with 20-30% stretch for this pattern. Any more stretch and the dress will lose its structure and change the fit significantly.
[The pattern] included some pretty tricky manoeuvring at the seams where top, side, pocket, and skirt all come together, but it worked out ok.
Our notes: Ponte has a great combination of structure, stretch, and drape. In this dress, that means a super flattering yet super comfy fit!
Looks amazing! Good work. At first glance, I thought you had the tiniest waist I had ever seen, then I realised it was yellow fabric.
Our notes: This Captain Marvel-themed dress uses colour blocking for both lovely waist shaping and awesome superhero powers. This dress embodies my favourite Captain Marvel quote: "I have nothing to prove to you."
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