Make your own Zadie dress with this paper pattern and step-by-step instructions. Designed for stretch knit fabrics, you can sew it on a regular sewing machine (no overlocker or serger needed) – hooray!
Throw on your Zadie dress for comfort and style at work or play. The dress has striking diagonal seams, concealing lovely (and practical!) in-seam pockets. The fitted bodice has a flattering empire waistline and round neckline finished with a neckband. It flares out into a feminine, knee-length semi-pleated skirt that’s great for swishing. Choose from cap, three-quarter or full length raglan sleeves.
If you’re a fan of the Coco or Agnes patterns, this project will take your knit fabric sewing skills to the next level.
Fabric & Notions
Medium weight stretch knit fabrics such as ponte di roma, double knit, interlock, jersey. Check the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 20% wider than its original width, and that it pings back down to size after stretching.
Long or 3/4 Sleeves – 2.5m x 150cm wide / 2.8m x 115cm wide
Cap Sleeves – 2.1m x 150cm wide / 2.3m x 115cm wide
0.9m (1 yard) of 6-8mm (1/4in) stay tape, clear elastic, ribbon or strips of knit interfacing
Ballpoint or stretch needle for your sewing machine
This pattern is suitable for improvers.
About the designer
Tilly and The Buttons are an independent British brand. They are well known for producing easy to use sewing patterns which come with jargon busting instructions and photos which show you how to sew each part.