The Syli dress and blouse are relaxed everyday garments with a loose fit. Both variations feature a gathered bodice, a shallow tuck across the chest and a hemline that dips slightly longer in back. The neckline is finished with binding with a back vent secured by ties. The calf-length dress has two deep tucks around the hemline of both the skirt and sleeves as well as in-seam side pockets. The ¾-length sleeves of the dress have gathered ends finished with binding and ties. The blouse is hip length and has straight ½-length sleeves with turned hems.
FABRIC & SUPPLIES
Choose a light to medium-weight, non-stretch fabric. Depending on the desired result, you can select either a low-drape fabric or a fabric with a little drape. Cotton, linen, Tencel and viscose shirtings or dress-weight fabrics are recommended.
You can cut the binding from your fabric or choose a premade binding. If your fabric is light or drapey, interface the pocket openings of the dress using fusible interfacing.
- 4 cm (1 5/8”) bias binding, 390 cm (154”) *
- Light or drapey fabrics: fusible interfacing, 5 cm (2”)
- 4 cm (1 5/8”) bias binding, 210 cm (83”) *
* Cut binding lengths from your fabric as suggested in the cutting plan, or use premade binding
|Fabric width 150 cm||cm||315||320||320||380||385||390|
|Fabric width 115 cm||cm||375||380||380||380||385||445|
|Fabric width 60″||yd||3 1/2||3 1/2||3 1/2||4 1/8||4 1/4||4 1/4|
|Fabric width 45″||yd||4 1/8||4 1/8||4 1/8||4 1/8||4 1/4||4 7/8|
|Fabric width 150 cm||cm||165||170||170||210||215||220|
|Fabric width 115 cm||cm||210||210||210||215||215||255|
|Fabric width 60″||yd||1 3/4||1 7/8||1 7/8||2 1/4||2 3/8||2 3/8|
|Fabric width 45″||yd||2 1/4||2 1/4||2 1/4||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 3/4|
Note that for patterned or napped fabrics the fabric requirement may be higher.