Kate is a very versatile shift dress. It has bust darts and a slightly curved side seam to give shape. Bias binding neatens the neckline, pockets and the sleeves on Versions 1 and 3. The pockets are curved patch pockets with a little bit of gather to add some interest and finished off with a bound top edge. The dress finishes about 10cm above the knee. Pattern includes sizes 8 – 22.
Version 1 has a plain, scooped neckline and set in sleeves with a slight gather at the sleeve head.
Version 2 has a scooped neckline with a small amount of gather at the centre. The sleeves are set in as Version 1 but are straight and end above the elbow.
Version 3 has the same scooped and gathered neckline as Version 2 but the sleeves are ¾ length bishop sleeves that end in a gathered binding.
Suitable Fabrics are: light to medium weight fabrics such as printed craft cotton, linen, poplin, denim, crepe or satin crepe. Neck, sleeve and pocket binding can be made from ready-made bias binding.