Reach for this throw-it-on sundress on those sticky, hot summer days when you don’t know what else to wear, or layer it up over a t-shirt as the sun goes down. The easy-fitting empire waist bodice is gently shaped with pleats under the bust and has a neat bias binding finish on the inside.
The slightly square scoop neckline is designed to cover a bra, with optional bra strap stays for added security. Add the optional faux ties to the straps for an extra touch of whimsy. Choose from mini-, knee- or maxi-length hemlines for the floaty, gathered skirt. And, of course, it has side seam pockets for your ice cream money!
Perfect for confident beginners!
Fabric and notions (please see back of pattern for further information):
Fabric: between 2.3m and 3.1m depending on style.
2.8m x 10-13mm wide single fold bias binding or 0.4m extra fabric to make your own
Skye works with a wide variety of light- to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, seersucker, lighter-weight linen and blends, double gauze, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine.
The fabric you choose for your Skye can really inform the silhouette and overall look of the dress. This means you can make the pattern several times in different fabrics, and get a different overall look each time - result! Cotton poplin, linen and seersucker are slightly structured fabrics, which will look great when made in the mini-length version.
For the knee- and maxi-length versions, something a bit drapier and softer will look utterly fab - try a viscose, viscose/linen blend, lyocell (tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine for fabrics with an irresistible swoooosh.