Cashmerette - Grafton Dress, Top + Skirt - Size 0-16
Grafton Dress, Top and Skirt sewing pattern from Cashmerette.
Mix and match your way to a knit wardrobe that’s uniquely yours. This curve-friendly sewing pattern comes with multiple bodice, neckline, sleeve and skirt options to make over 400 possible knit dresses, tops and skirts! Sew a casual skater dress, a trendy asymmetrical skirt, a glamorous gown, an elevated tee, a retro frock and so much more. You can craft a unique look every time you sew the Grafton! Pattern features include:
BODICE Relaxed bodice with dropped shoulders Fitted bodice with waist darts Each bodice can be made as a dress or top Each bodice can be lined or unlined
NECKLINE V neck with neckband or lining Crew neck with neckband or lining Scoop neck with neckband or lining Turtleneck with neckband Square neck with lining
SLEEVE Relaxed bodice: grown-on drop sleeves or long sleeves Fitted bodice: straight sleeves in short, mid, and long lengths; bishop sleeves; sleeveless with armhole facing or lining
SKIRT A-line skirt in knee or maxi length with optional in-seam pockets Straight skirt in short, knee, or midi length with optional slash pockets and side slits Asymmetrical draped skirt with optional slash pockets 3-panel circle skirt
Each skirt can be combined with any bodice option to make a dress or sewn on its own as a standalone skirt.
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 0 to 16, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H); includes 33-46” bust and 35-46” hip
Light- to mid-weight knit fabrics such as jersey, ITY, Liverpool knit, double knit, or ponte with at least 25% stretch both horizontally and vertically. There are two exceptions:
Relaxed bodice: at least 25% stretch horizontally, and at least 10% vertically.
A-line maxi skirt: due to the weight of the piece, 0-10% lengthwise stretch is ideal. You can use 25%+, but may need to adjust the length to account for the skirt stretching vertically.
If you are lining your bodice (for the square neckline, optional for all others), you can use the same fabric for the lining, or a lighter weight knit with the same amount of stretch.