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 customisation with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 neckline 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.
Fabric & Notions
4-way stretch fabrics with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch; cotton-lycra and lycra are ideal. 2-way stretch fabrics 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.
See envelope back for fabric quantities.
3 metal snaps for the snap crotch (optional)
Stretch or jersey needle
Clear elastic or twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams
Double stretch needle (optional)
One pair of foam cups (optional)
This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners.
About the designer
Founded by Heather Lou, Closet Case Patterns is a sewing pattern design and education company aimed at giving modern makers the tools and techniques to create the wardrobe of their dreams. Our bilingual patterns, step-by-step tutorials, and obsessively clear online courses are intentionally changing the way women build – not buy – comfort, joy, and ease into their closets.