Sew a Shift Dress: Zoe Dress
The Zoe Dress is a semi-fitted shift with beautiful, unusual design lines. It features princess seams at the front and back, which gently sculpt the dress to your body, and a french dart to fit the dress at the bust. With no waist seam, the long princess lines elongate the body to create a flattering silhouette, gently bringing you in at the waist. Darts at the back neckline fit the dress to your shoulders to eliminate gape, and a facing finishes the neckline beautifully.
Zoe comes with two sleeve length options – a shorter sleeve, perfect for summer or underneath cardis, and a classic 3/4 length for cooler weather. The dress closes at the centre back with a neat invisible zip, and the front princess seams house everyone’s favourite in-seam pockets. Perfect for work, Zoe is the ultimate outfit-in-one for those days when you need to head out of the door in a hurry. Practical yet chic and stylish, pair her with a blazer for a smart office look, or a chunky necklace and heels for an evening out.
In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice and all the notions to match your fabric
Pattern: Zoe Dress from Sew Over It
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing darts, inserting sleeves, inserting an invisible zipper, finishing with a facing
- Dusty Rose Silk/Linen Suiting - If you want to make a super luxe pair of dress, this is the fabric for you. A combination of silk and linen, this fabric is a little like a dupioni but with a softer drape from the linen content. The surface of the fabric has a subtle nubbly texture and the color is the stuff of dreams - soft, romantic, and subtle. A stunning fabric for when you want to add just that extra bit of indulgence.
- Mist Green Brussels Washer Linen - Brussels Washer combines the textural feel of linen with the drape and softness of rayon to create a lovely and versatile fabric. This mist green color has a lovely serene quality to it, not too bright, like a green that has been faded by the sun. A perfect color for both work and the weekend, this fabric will become a lovely dress to wear practically everywhere!
Also in this box: Matching thread, a 22" invisible zipper, and a sewing machine needle