New Pattern: Tustin Dress
Introducing the Tustin Dress, the perfect addition to your sewing pattern collection! This knit dress pattern is unique and as versatile as it gets. With options for both regular and full bust sizes, you don’t have to alter patterns to fit your curves – the Tustin Dress has got you covered.
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Talking about options, the Tustin Dress also offers long sleeves or short sleeves, so you can wear it in any season! With long sleeves, it looks sophisticated. With short sleeves, it looks casual and cute. However, I also see my testers dressing the short sleeve version up and making it look formal. But regardless of the option you choose, you’ll feel like you’re wearing your favorite t-shirt, but with the added bonus of looking chic and put-together.
Tustin Dress Features:
- Options for regular bust and full bust
- Options for short and long sleeves
- Wide neckline finished with neckband
- Waist tie that emerges from the center front
- Designed for medium weight knit fabric
If you ask any of my testers, they will tell you that the Tustin Dress is easier to sew than it looks. You can whip it out in one morning!
Without further ado, let’s look at my testers’ lovely Tustin Dress!
My sincere thanks to these amazing testers for their help!
- Boon kuan
- Maria Luísa
- Renata Harris
Trust me, once you make your first Tustin Dress, you’ll want to make one in every color. So grab some knit fabric, fire up your sewing machine, and get ready to rock your new favorite dress!
I want to make this dress from a medium weight white knit and need to line. Should I cut the dress out of lining fabric (minus sleeves and tie), sew at neckline, flip and then treat as one to finish with sleeves? Using a tricot mesh for lining.
You could do it the way you described. However, if it was me, I would wear a slip, or use a no-frill knit dress pattern such as a tank top pattern extended to be a dress, to make the lining because this dress includes a big piece for the tie and gathers, I think there’s a lot of fabric to create a lining with these parts.
Could this pattern be lengthened to midi length?
Yes, I would add a slit so it’s easier to walk.
Kennis, I don’t know how you dreamed up this design and it looks beautiful on everyone! Very unique and elegant. Your super powers are amazing ❤️🇨🇦
What a beautiful dress! A question: I’m only 5′ and short waisted. Is it possible to shorten the bodice both above and below the bust apex? I see the twist components being an issue if I try that. Thank you!
Hi Miranda, there is already a lengthen/shorten line below the apex so you can use that. If you need to shorten above the apex, you can also do that (though there is no lengthen/shorten line there, but you can draw it on your own. It does not affect the twist).
What is that beautiful red fabric!?
I think it’s 95% Viscose and 5% Elastane. 345 gr/m. It’s from Portugal though: https://www.mundodostecidos.pt/loja/malhas/17951-malha-viscose-esmoriz-6.html