Giselle is a V-neck dress with shaped midriff and gathers over the bust. Inspired by the timeless, feminine folkwear of the Alps, the dirndl, this dress also hints at the flowing, boho styles of the ’70s. Make it in a wild print and place the pattern to emphasize your waist, or a lightweight cotton voile or rayon challis for a summer maxi gown. View A has a fitted midriff that hits at actual waist, three-quarter-length gathered sleeves, and gathered dirndl-style skirt. Instructions include options for finishing sleeves with two sleeve band styles, and option to substitute fuller skirt. View B is a sleeveless maxi dress with narrower shoulders, empire waistline and a tiered skirt. Both views are shaped in the back by elastic and waist ties. Pattern is suitable for both summer and winter weight fabrics.
SUGGESTED FABRICS: Summer versions: light to medium-light-weight fabrics like cotton voile, gauze or lawn, lightweight silk, rayon challis, lightweight linen; winter versions: medium-weight fabrics with drape such as wool crepe, twill, lightweight denim.
NOTIONS: Thread, 1/2” or 13 mm wide single fold bias tape, 1/4” or 0.5 cm wide elastic
Pattern is suitable for advanced beginner seamstresses. It comes with beautifully illustrated, detailed instructions that walk you through every step of construction.