HP 1191 DL Fast & Fabulous Trilogy Shift Dress, Tunic & Top
*This is the print-at-home version in Arch E, A4 & letter
sized paper; A0 for copyshop coming soon!
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Make yourself these 3 easy pieces, perfect for
drape-y wovens like rayon challis, charmeuse, soft
linen, silk(y) twill, crepe or gauze, but also fab in
fluid knits like silk(y) jersey, rayon, or linen jersey.
Semi-fitted, pull-on styles have a gently shaped
silhouette, with center front & back seams. ‘V’
neckline and cut-on cap sleeves are finished with
self fabric binding. Choose your perfect length; a
midi-length dress, a mid-thigh tunic, or a lower-hiplength
top. All versions feature a deep pleat folded into the front
yoke for that essential bust shaping, plus a curved front
and straight back hemline.
Showcase those eye-catching prints or your
favorite solid colors in these fabulously breezy
pieces...wear the dress ‘as-is’ or belted; try the
tunic over a crisp cropped pant or a boyfriend
jean, and team the top with a slouchy wide leg
trouser or a long, lean midi skirt for effortless chic.
For the dress in all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you’ll need around 3 yards/275cm of fabric;
For the tunic in all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you’ll need around 2 yards/184cm of fabric;
For the top in all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/160 cm of fabric.
That’s all you need! No zippers, buttons, elastic, interfacing...
Fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
I love HotPatterns but this dress was not my favorite. I know it’s meant to be just a straight shift but I found the top section to give me a shapeless appearance. I make lots of HotPatterns pieces and love most of them, but this one is just not a favorite.
I made this dress as a nightie for through Covid PJ Indoor Sewing Event. This dress is simple and flattering. You want to let the fabric shine w this pattern, so buy better fabric. The dress is cut nicely so that it skims the body in a flattering way. I added waist dart, long and thin darts, and I like the effect.
Perfect summer dress for hot Australian summers. Smart and easy to sew and wear. Made it in a light cotton.