The Sumekko Dress is a cllaborative pattern inspired by fadanista.com that we wanted to share with everyone. This is a clever maxi singlet dress that only has a center back seam. It can be shaped at the waist with optional waist darts. It is designed to be printed with a design that wraps around the body. The package comes with four extra-large stencils to choose from.
Sizes 8 - 16
The element that makes the pattern unique is also its limitation: it has no side seams, which means the whole pattern must fit onto the width of the fabric. Larger sizes would need wider fabric, and that is not easily available at this stage.
Downloads include: PDF A4/US Letter home print, A0 Shop Copy and Instructions. The A4/US letter pattern can be printed with layers, so you only need to print your individual size,or you may wish to print multiple layers if you need to grade between sizes. There is also a handy envelope design to assist storage and reference.
The stencil designs for the Sumekko Dress are size A0 and are not suitable to be printed on a home printer.
The Sumekko Dress is a PDF pattern that is designed to be hacked and personalised, and has different length suggestions for a singlet or knee length version. It is suitable for knits with a minimum of 20%stretch.
Instructions contain a link to an instructional video showing to contruct the dress and print the stencil.
Checkout Instagram #sumekko to see other makes and hacked versions!
Sumekko Dress and Stencils
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Sue S: I love that this pattern doesn't have side seams as it seems to hide my body flaws better. It is surprisingly flattering, and such a great pattern to hack. The stencils for printing are really lovely and lift the pattern to a whole new level.
Rhonda B: A great pattern for all the events in your life. The pattern can be as simple as a warm weather top, and even become a gown perfect for a black tie event.
Susan R: This pattern is so cleverly designed with no side seams and the construction was very ingenious. I will be making a lot of these, I know.
Anna B: Really quick, straight forward make with easy to understand instructions. A comfortable flattering "blank canvas" ready to personalise, with embellishments or by hacking. My daughters have both asked for one too. I made a plain and simple black Sumekko, I was wary of the fit as I have a mummy tummy and worried it might cling in the wrong places. It doesn't, it skims and is so so comfortable, never mind secret pyjamas this is a secret nightie.
Jemma M: The perfect summer dress that you can personalise via screen printing
Marie: This is such a flattering pattern on anyone! This is my new TNT.