This new dress pattern from designer Anna Allen is sure to become a comfortable favourite in your wardrobe
The Demeter dress comes in sizes 00-22 (bust 31in to 48in). The sizing is generous with 6in of wearing ease so make sure you check the garment measurements to help determine your size. This pattern comes with four options – two dresses and two tops. The photos here show itmade in light-medium weight linen.
All views pull over the head so it’s pefect for beginners as there are no closures to deal with. View A is a loose fitting dress with short set-in sleeves, bust darts, and a slight empire waistline at the front that dips back down to the natural waistline at the back. The skirt is gathered to the bodice and has inseam pockets and a deep hemline. While view B is similar to view A, except it has no sleeves and 1in less wearing ease in the body as well as a longer skirt length (3in).
View C and D are the companion tops, which are crop high hip length and also pull over the head. All views are oversized and have generous wearing ease. This sewing pattern is drafted for woven non-stretch fabrics.