The Gardenia Dress is designed to be fitted from bust to waist and flow out from just below the hip. All 4 hem lengths, maxi, above the knee, tunic, and top, are designed for summer comfort and coolness. Lightweight fabrics with minimal structure and a lot of drape are a must to allow the godet panels and cold shoulder flutter sleeves to lay nicely on the body.
Some KNIT fabrics that work really well are Double Brushed Polyester, Bamboo Lycra, Rayon Spandex, Cotton Modal, Athletic Knit, and any lightweight cotton or synthetic knit blends. Custom Cotton Lycra may have enough stretch, but is often found to be too structured and stiff for the drape needed in this dress design.
*Top, Tunic, Above the Knee, and Maxi Length
*Cold Shoulder Flutter Sleeve or Tank Top Style
*Color Blocked or Same Fabric Godets
*Bands or Binding to Finish Arms and Neck
Fits sizes XXS-6X
The Gardenia Dress requires at least 50% horizontal stretch and 25% vertical stretch. **For intended fit and style, fabric must be lightweight and flowy.
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-Instant downloadable link to the pattern and tutorial in your account and emailed right to you!
-No Trim Patterns!
-US Letter size & A4 size pattern pdf file for home printers.
-A0 Copy Shop size pattern pdf file too! You can send the file to a commercial printer and have it printed on one or two large poster sized papers-so no taping pages together!
-NEW Projector files!
-Detailed Tutorial with full color step by step photographs and PATTERN SUPPORT through hyperlinks to our Facebook group, IG, email, blog, and video tutorials.
-All Measurements in Inches and CM.
*This is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern. You are not purchasing a finished garment, you are purchasing the pattern to make your own garment. File(s) will be available for download immediately after purchase via link on the payment confirmation page, in your account under 'downloads', and via email. You MUST use Adobe Reader to open the file, any other program may distort the pattern. You can download the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC here. There is no limit to the number of times it may be downloaded. Duplicating or sharing this file is strictly prohibited. You may sell items made from this pattern in limited quantities. We'd love the credit for the pattern design, please list Sageville Patterns as the pattern designer on all custom made items you sell.