Sew House Seven - The Bridgetown Backless Dress

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Sew House Seven - The Bridgetown Backless Dress


The versatile Bridgetown Backless Dress or Tunic is great for knit or woven fabrics with some drape to them. The open back is stunning for an evening look with a pair of heels or dress it down with a camisole underneath or over a pair of jeans for a more modest look.  The simple styling makes it quick and easy to sew.

It features a loose fitting bodice with drop shoulder short sleeves, an elasticised waist, and a jewel front neckline that becomes a cross over draped open back. Dress A and Tunic B have a bottom band and Dress C and Tunic D have standard turned up hems that are more suitable for knits. The dress hems land above the knees and the Tunics land at the mid-thigh. You may want to think about sizing down when sewing with knit fabric.

This is a beginner level pattern.  

Sizes: 0-20 (US) / 4-24 (UK)

Suggested fabrics: a light to mediumweight woven or jersey fabric (amount of stretch shouldn't be an issue, but keep in mind how drapey it is for the style you want)

See image for sizing and material requirements.