This is a pattern I found on;http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/fabulous-free-pattern-friday_13.html
It is a really fabulous pattern that is self drafted following Rhonda’s instructions. It is important to use a two way stretch fabric . I had this amazing fabric in my stash and decided to do my own spin on the style.
The fabric is a sheer knit with this lovely rich felt like stitching forming the pattern. It has lovely caramel , grey and creamy white tones. Upon finding the free pattern Friday blog Rhonda has I fell in love with this particular style of dress. I love the versatility. An article of clothing that can be worn in many different ways. The pattern is really just 2 rectangles the top is the length from one wrist to the other and the depth to a little below the waist. Cut 2. The skirt is body width and length that works for you add seam allowance and cut 2.
Check out Rhonda’s blog for the details.
This version of the dress I felt due to the sheer fabric I was using would need lining of the torso and skirt so I have used a black jersey. I haven’t lined the sleeves or the entire length of the skirt.
The side seams on the skirt are wide enough to open up inside and be stitched to form a channel in which to thread strings to help in the different ways you can wear it. For this you will need 2 channels on each side of the skirt and 2 along each of the shoulder to wrist seams. I also added draw strings to the wrists of mine to give a gathered sleeve as well. There is a band around the neckline also about 5cm finished width.