MAVEN PATTERNS • The Joy Dress Sewing Pattern

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Joy is the perfect easy-to-wear dress. A versatile addition to your summer wardrobe, comfortable and yet smart enough for any occasion. Style with flip flops for the beach, trainers for sight-seeing or heels for cocktails on the terrace. Your choice of fabric will mean Joy can be casual and fun or choose a luxurious silky fabric in a fabulous print to make a chic statement dress.

This dress could even be layered over a skinny t-shirt or roll neck on cooler days. Joy is a slim A-line shape with a relaxed fit through the waist, (optional) in-seam pockets, frilled hem, and tie straps. Version B has a little more ease due to the gathering detail on the back bodice.

Design features

• Version A – plain back
• Version B – gathered back detail
• Adjustable tie straps
• Bust darts
• Scoop neckline
• In-seam pockets
• Frill hem
• Deep facing
• Midi length
• Please see photos for size chart and fabric requirements

This is a multi-size paper pattern available in 8 to 22. The pattern comes carefully packaged in an envelope together with step-by-step sewing instructions including variations of the techniques required to complete your project. 

Skill level ∙ Suitable for advanced beginners

Suggested fabrics • Designed with a stripe in mind, the Barcelona also works well in a plain or printed cloth. Light to medium weight woven fabrics with a soft stable handle such as denim, chambrays, linen, cotton lawn.

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