Bexley Dress

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Meet the Bexley Dress by Blank Slate Patterns. I was just posting the other day about finding a perfect t-shirt pattern, and now I have a perfect t-shirt dress pattern. The Bexley sewing pattern takes a simple swing dress design up a notch with darts for shaping that open into pleats at the waist for an easy to wear style. Basically the dress is fitted just where it needs to be and loose where it doesn't!

I will share more about my role in the collaborative effort to bring this pattern together, but for now, let me tell you how you benefit. The pattern listing includes a full video add-on option that walks you through each step of the sewing process all on a standard sewing machine. The videos also detail fitting techniques and tips for sewing with slinky knits. 

Speaking of slinky knits. The Bexley Dress calls for fabrics with at least 30% stretch in both directions and nice drape. The stretch and drape are important factors in getting those darts to hang nicely. Rayon spandex is an excellent choice. This navy came from Joann Fabrics. I look for medium weight fabric to avoid any see through.

Bexley includes two cut lines for length. Keep in mind I am tall for the pattern. I've added 1/2" in length above the darts and cut between the above-the-knee and knee length for the dress. I may prefer to show a little more leg than you do, so know other length options are available as well as instructions to lengthen as needed. 

Through Wednesday May 22nd, when you buy Bexley, you can get 10% off the pattern or 15% off the pattern + video. No code needed, the prices are already discounted for you! 

The best thing about a knit dress are the endless styling opportunities! Since three sleeve lengths are included in the pattern, Bexley can work year round. I'm looking forward to making one in the fall to pair with tall boots and a scarf! 


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