Simple Life Pattern Company just released Zoe’s Knit Princess Seam Dress and Top and I am in love with this pattern!
Zoe’s is a pattern drafted for knits with tons of options included. You can sew up a dress or peplum top length with gathered or circle skirt. The bodice has the choice of a solid front or princess seam bodice with or without bands. The back bodice has a regular or scoop back. The skirt has optional pockets with or without bands that accentuate the princess seam bands. Sleeveless, short, elbow or long sleeve options are all included. Sizing runs from 2T up to size 12 and projector files are included! This pattern is perfect for bringing all your color blocking visions to life.
I sewed up two dresses for my 7 year old dress obsessed little girl! I chose almost all the same options on both dresses. We opted for scoop back, princess seams with bands, short sleeves, circle skirt and pockets with bands. I did a traditional hem on one dress and a rolled hem on the other one. The pockets are nice deep pockets with plenty of room for treasures. For her sizing I used a size 5 for the chest, size 6 for the waist and a size 7 for the length. It was a little tricky blending the sizes using my projector but only because I am fairly new to projector sewing. You do need to double or triple check that your pocket bands and bodice bands are lined up before sewing to get that seamless finished look. I suggest basting them together once they are aligned so that the bands don’t shift when serging the seam together. All of the fabrics I used are from Knitpop and are double brushed poly. The sunflower and solid neon pink are unfortunately sold out but the rainbow neon tie dye (which is SO vibrant and cheerful) is still available here.
The pattern is on sale 20% off through September 2 and I can’t wait to see yours sewn up. If you buy this pattern on sale let us know what you think!