Mixing the comfort of a knit bodice with the fabric possibilities of a woven skirt, the Washington Dress gives you the freedom to play with colors and textures, for a look that’s uniquely you. Like all Cashmerette Patterns, the bodice comes in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, and G/H), which makes fitting a cinch!
Style wise, the Washington Dress gives you endless design options. The knit bodice features a figure-enhancing scoop neckline and three sleeve variations: short, three-quarter, or full length. The A-line skirt cleverly combines woven fabric with a heavy knit yoke, eliminating the need for closures and allowing you to comfortably slip the dress over your head. For additional tummy control, the front yoke can be made from a woven fabric.
This Cashmerette pattern includes:
Cup sizes from C to H
A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet
12-28 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H), includes 40-49” bust and 42-60” hip.
Bodice: Light to midweight knit fabric such as jersey or ITY with at least 50% crosswise stretch.
Yoke: Heavy knit fabric such as ponte or scuba. For more support, make from a mid to heavyweight woven.
Skirt: Mid to heavyweight woven fabric, such as cotton, linen, canvas, or upholstery fabric.
Thread, ballpoint or stretch needle, universal needle, 1.5 yards (1.4 meters) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional).