NETTIE DRESS & BODYSUIT
Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress or a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customisable with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 necklines and 3 back variations.
Go modest with a bateau neckline or show off some skin with a scoop neck and low back version. The bodysuit variation has a low cut bum to prevent annoying panty lines, along with an optional snap crotch so you won't have to get naked to use the ladies' room. The leg and neck openings are finished with knit bands, with an optional snap crotch or supportive shelf bra.
4-way stretch fabric with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch; cotton-lycra and lycra are ideal. 2-way stretch fabric such as Ponte are only recommended for the dress variation, as long as they also stretch at least 50%.
A 10" square scrap of lining fabric like rayon bemberg or silk charmeuse for the optional snap crotch.
Bodysuit: Sizes 0-8 - 1.2m | 10-14 - 1.4m | 18-20 - 1.6m
Dress: Sizes 0-8 - 1.4m | 10-14 - 1.6m | 16-20 - 1.8m
- 3 metal snaps for the snap crotch (optional)
- Stretch or jersey needle
- Polyester thread
- Clear elastic or twill tape to stabilise shoulder seams
- Double stretch needle (optional)
- One pair of foam cups (optional)
Sewing level: Advanced beginner
Sizes: 0 - 20
* See sizing chart and finished measurements here.
* See blog tutorials for this pattern here.