Natalie is a knee-length dress, maxi dress, or top, made up in knit fabric. A triangular inset at the bust, diagonal seam lines on the front bodice, and gathering details are reminiscent of the 1940’s. Optional ties at the waist can be wrapped around both front and back to cinch the garment in and define the waist, or tied loosely at the back.
With three lengths (top, knee length, and maxi), three sleeve lengths (short,3/4 length and long), and optional under bust gathers, Natalie is a versatile pattern that can work from the office to the beach, and from winter to summer. Make up the knee length dress in a soft merino blend with long sleeves for a cozy winter garment, or the maxi length with short sleeves in a lightweight cotton knit for summer. For a bit of extra fun, why not play around with print direction or colour blocking on the front panels? Mix and match colours, prints and textures for a garment that’s unique to you.
(As an added bonus, with the under bust gather details, Natalie also works as maternity wear - simply tie the waist ties at the back and you've got plenty of space for a growing baby bump. Maternity friendly without being maternity wear, so you can get a lot more than 9 months of wear out of your Natalie dress or top!)
Natalie is a PDF pattern with both print-at-home and print-at-copyshop options, delivered straight away to your inbox on purchase. (Please note that the pattern file is a .zip format and will need to be opened on a laptop or desktop. Smartphones and tablets are unable to open .zip files.)
Natatlie is in Muse sizing 30 - 48, which correspond to bust sizes 30" - 48". (See the sizing chart for more details.)
Light-medium weight jersey/knit fabrics with good drape such as merino wool, wool or acrylic blends, cotton knit, cotton blends, or synthetic blends.