Panama Tee Dress
The Panama Tee Dress features subtle side shaping and a small amount of ease for an easy fit that hits you in all of the right places and skims over all of the others.
With three sleeve length options–short, half, and long–this pattern is appropriate all year long.
View A is an easy-fit tee, View B is a knee-length dress, and View C is an ankle-length maxi dress with a slightly flared hem.
Make it up in french terry and layer it over boots and tights when it’s cold. A half-sleeve version in a silky bamboo rayon would be incredible in the transitional months, layering under a button-up shirt or light jacket. In the summer, sew one up in cotton jersey with short sleeves, and you’ll have an entire outfit in one piece.
With nine possible different combinations, this is the ultimate tee and dress pattern for your handmade wardrobe.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium weight knit (stretch) fabrics with at least 20% stretch.
Notions: Thread,10 inches of woven stay tape/clear elastic/twill tape or woven interfacing, 2.5 yards knit stay tape (sub bias strips of fusible knit interfacing in a pinch), and jersey/stretch/ballpoint needle. Optional: ballpoint twin needle, serger, coverstitch machine.
Skills learned: Sewing with knit fabrics, using knit stay tape, installing knit sleeves, attaching knit binding, hemming knits.
Difficulty: This is an easy-fitting and simple-to-sew pattern. My fully-illustrated instruction manual will walk you through sewing with knits and offer tips and tricks along the way.
This listing is for a PDF sewing pattern only.
+Instruction Booklet (21 pages)
+Print-at-Home Pattern Pieces (50 pages)
+Printing Guide (3 pages)
+Copyshop US (1 page)