Nettie Dress and Bodysuit

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Buy the Nettie Dress and Bodysuit sewing pattern from Closet Case Patterns. Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress or a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customizable with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 necklines and 3 back variations.

Go modest with a bateau neckline or show off some skin with a scoop neck and low back version. The bodysuit variation has a low cut bum to prevent annoying panty lines, along with an optional snap crotch so you won’t have to get naked to use the ladies room. The leg and neck openings are finished with knit bands, with an optional snap crotch or supportive shelf bra.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

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What we think: The bodysuit is perfect for wearing under skirts and is a really fast sew too. There is a great neckline on this pattern – it’s low but modest at the same time. If you need a little hand holding why not check out Heather’s sew-along for this pattern?

Suggested fabrics4-way stretch fabrics with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch: cotton-Lycra and Lycra are ideal. 2-way stretch fabrics such as ponte are only recommended for the dress variation (must stretch at least 50%). // The optional snap crotch requires a 10” square scrap of lining fabric like rayon bemberg or silk charmeuse.

Fabric requirements:

58″ (150 cm) wide fabric:

Bodysuit: Sizes 0-8 = 1.25 yd (1.2 m) // 10-14 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m) // 16-20 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m)

Dress: Sizes 0-8 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m) // 10-14 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m) // 16-20 = 2 yd (1.8 m)

Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Clear elastic or twill tape to stabilise shoulder seams; stretch or jersey needle; polyester thread // Optional: 3 metal snaps for the snap crotch; one pair of foam cups; double stretch needle.

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Lycra / Spandex / Waterproof


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

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