The Natalie Dress has a fitted knit bodice with gathered cap sleeves. A full pleated skirt is perfect for twirling and summer fun. Ties at the waist with a sash. Dress hits at knee.
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Posted by Pamela Weir on 6th Dec 2014
This is the first p-a-b pattern that I have personally purchased and sewed. This is a cute pattern, and sews up nicely, but there are some things to be aware of. There are no centre markings of any of the pieces, nor even indication of which is the "fold edge" for cutting out. It indicates that it requires knit fabric for the bodice and woven for the skirt. It might have been more helpful to me if the weight of knit was specified. I used Action wear for 3 of the dresses I made and t-shirt knit for the other two. I was more pleased with the results of the Action wear ones (especially the trim on sleeves and neckline) although it required a different technique for attaching because of the extra bulk. On the t-shirt knit, the trim was too long for the opening. If you reduce it by 1/4, it will be about right and will lay flat after attaching. I found the gathering stitch around the bottom of the sleeve to be unnecessary, since it is a knit fabric and will stretch to accommodate. Attaching the bodice to the skirt came with its own set of complications because of the pleats (and their tendency to fold over when encountering the feed dogs). I would consider this pattern to be an advanced level, because of this. But I was overall pleased with the results and would purchase again.