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Our Favorite Indie Patterns series is curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. Have fun finding inspiration, and don’t forget to comment to win a new pattern!

Name: 1940’s Tea Dress

Brand: Sew Over It

Description: The dress features a gathered bust with a paneled bodice and a fluted paneled skirt. It has elbow length sleeves with turn ups, an invisible zip down the centered back and a machine stitched hem.

Format: Paper

Skill Level: Intermediate (There is a sew-along for this pattern with extra guidance at Sew Over It.)

Techniques Involved: Inserting an invisible zip, gathering, sleeve turn-ups, neck facing, inserting a sleeve.

Sizes: UK 8-20 (bust sizes range from 32″ – 44″)

Recommended Fabrics: Fabrics with a lot of drape, such as silk, rayon and crepe.

Price: £13

Customer Examples:

Zoe from So Zo, What Do You Know

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