the bess top has an easy fit that is designed to flatter a variety of body types. both shirt and tunic lengths have a subtle hi-lo hem, and the dress is designed to hit at the knee. all options feature pleated yoke formed by a wrap-around sleeve, and tunic and dress lengths include optional in-seam pockets. the neckline, sleeves, and hem (for shirt and tunic lengths) are all finished with jersey knit, a technique that gives a clean, easy finish, allowing for a well-stitched curve while providing stability.
sizes: US women’s 2-20
sewing level: intermediate
reason: y-seam construction
paper pattern includes:
. images of the finished pattern
. step by step instructions with photographs
. sewing tips
. full-size pattern pieces
digital pattern also available for purchase here.