Possibly the most flattering and comfortable dress you'll ever wear! Big claims, but this pattern can deliver. Cowl necks are easy to wear and this pattern includes 2 cowl options - a standard depth cowl that you could probably wear without the need for a vest underneath or a dramatic deeper version that falls into lots of luxurious folds and drapes.
The pattern includes 2 different ways to finish the deeper cowl: simply left to drape through the whole of the dress front, or with the bottom part stitched out to give a more fitted dress below the waist which emphasises the beautiful drape of the cowl neck (like the short sleeved grey version in the pictures). See more versions on this Pinterest board.
Both dress and top versions are included in the pattern and the instructions will walk you through inserting sleeves or how to add a beautifully professional finish to the sleeveless version as well as the different ways of finishing the cowl.
8 sizes are included in the pattern ranging from bust size 80cm to 111cm (31.5" to 44") and hip size 88cm to 119cm (34.5" to 47"). This pattern is sized based on body measurements not dress sizes and includes full details of finished garment measurements for each size to make sure you get the right size first time.
This pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics and works in a wide range of knits from single jersey to ponte roma. A fabric with some viscose content will drape the best. Help with choosing fabrics can be found on my blog here.
There is one zip file to download which contains 4 PDF files:
1 - a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make all versions of the dress and top
2 - your multi-size pattern, tiled to fit A4 and US letter size sheets of paper ready to be printed and stuck together
3 - a full-size untiled version of the pattern that can be printed at professional copy shops
4 - step-by-step instructions for how to print and put together your pattern.