Dresses · 7 May 2019

Jenna Dress from By Hand London

A lovely dress pattern that has lots of lovely options to sew!

Jenna is an elegant hip-skimming, leg-lengthening Empire line dress with a bias cut skirt. The dress also features a flattering darted bodice with two different neckline and sleeve options that are entirely interchangeable – you can choose from a low square neck with short sleeves and a pretty tie cuff, or a demure jewel neck and optional Peter-Pan collar with slim bracelet length cuffed sleeves or any bodice-sleeve combination and skirt length you prefer.

The bias cut skirt will benefit from a light to medium weight woven fabric with a bit of body. Opt for crepe, floaty or drapey silks and rayons, silk noil, flannel and soft cottons or linen. However, it could be made in more rigid fabrics such as silk organza and lace. The bodice and sleeves can handle a wide variety of fabrics, including more stable wovens, so feel free to have fun experimenting with contrasting fabrics!

Available in a multi-sized pattern from 6-24 (UK) and 2-20 (US).

Download this dress pattern to sew at home for £10.50 from By Hand London