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Bobby Dress

Seamwork

The Bobby dress is designed to make you feel pretty without sacrificing comfort. This easy-to-wear knit dress features an oversized casing at the waist, a fully lined bodice, flattering V-neck, and a swirly A-line skirt.
Pick a knit fabric that will give you a silhouette you love, like cotton jersey, interlock, ponte, double knit, or rayon and soy blends.

Skill Level: Beginner

Sizes: 0 – 26
Supplies: All-purpose polyester sewing thread, ballpoint needle, ballpoint twin needle, and 1 3/8 yards (1.2 meters) of 2″ (5 cm) elastic.
Main Fabric: Medium weight knit fabrics such as cotton jersey, interlock jersey, double knit, and modal/rayon blends.

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Additional information

Fabric

Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 2 / US 00 / EU 30, UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, 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, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54

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    5 out of 5

    nightingaleanddolittle

    The Bobby dress is a simple shape, but feels lovely to wear and as it’s a pattern for knit fabrics it’s obviously incredibly comfy to wear. As another reviewer has mentioned, it would be easy to dress up or down depending on the fabric you used and accessories.
    The instructions were mainly very good – I got slightly confused about the burrito method for attaching the outer bodice to the lining, but Seamwork have a video tutorial that explains it very clearly.
    I made the size recommended for my measurements and it fits really nicely, with just my standard adjustment of lengthening the bodice slightly. I debated shortening the skirt to knee length but decided to keep the midi length from the pattern and I’m glad I did because it swishes about beautifully as I walk. For reference, I’m about 5’9″ and this is the skirt length straight from the pattern.
    I made it in a light weight cotton jersey, which is great for this summery version.
    I think I’ll wear this dress a lot, and I can definitely see myself making more Bobby dresses!
    More details on my blog: http://nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.com/2019/07/seamwork-bobby-dress-pattern-review.html

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    5 out of 5 Summer secret pyjamas

    sophievdonnelly

    This a a great little dress that you can dress up or down. It’s a straightforward, quick sew and I love detail of the oversized waistband – it gives it a more expensive/designer look. I made mine in a cotton jersey but it’d be stunning in a swooshy rayon knit too.

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