Henrietta Maria Dress / Top
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The Henrietta Maria is a versatile, wear-anywhere trans-seasonal shift dress or top, with full raglan sleeves and cunning pleats that shape the neckline and sleeve hems. The top can be made with a straight or shaped hemline. The dress has set-in side pockets.
Make View A, the dress, with or without an optional drawstring waist.
The pattern includes instructions for fine finishes, including lace-edged interior finishing, and bra-strap holders.
Dress it up for evening in chiffon and satin, make it as your go-to summer wear in cottons or viscose (rayon), or effortless winter office wear in wool crepe. Worn loose, the top and dress are great on straight figures. Belted or tucked in, they flatter the most bodacious of curves.
The Henrietta Maria works best in fabrics with good draping qualities, such as lightweight wool crepes; viscose crepes; silk & synthetic crepe de chine; lightweight draping cottons such as cotton voile; and wool, viscose & cotton challis. Silk or synthetic charmeuse satins, chiffons and georgettes also work well, but are trickier to work with.
Danielle is wearing View A in yellow floral 100% polyester georgette chiffon, and View C in white 100% rayon/viscose challis with a jacquard-woven pattern. She wears both in Size 50.
The Henrietta Maria pattern includes instructions for a drawstring waist. It does not include the sash shown with Danielle's floral dress.
Leimomi is wearing View C in mint green 100% rayon/viscose chiffon. She wears her Henrietta Maria in Size 38.
The blue dress shown is a cotton/linen blend in Size 38.
About your PDF:
This pattern is a digital download. Once you complete your purchase you’ll be sent an email with a link to download a zip file containing your printable files. You’ll need to open it on a computer: the zip file will not open on phones and tablets.
The Henrietta Maria zip contains the following files:
- Full Instructions: 12 pages
- Print-At-Home Pattern: 35 pages
- Copyshop Pattern: 2 A0 pages
- Printing Instructions: 2 pages
A paper version of the Henrietta Maria Dress & Top pattern is available through Virgil's Fine Goods in the USA.
Tutorials and Pattern Hacks:
- How to add an elastic waistband to the Henrietta Maria
- How to sew lace edge finishes (for the Henrietta Maria & more)
- How to add a drawstring waistband to the Henrietta Maria