As this is a next step beginner lesson, we will still take it slow but we will focus more on pattern cutting, construction, sewing skills and finishing garments.
The Lawrence Top and Dress is a fun and breezy summer sew. It features a relaxed fit with a v-neck and an optional shoulder ruffle detail. Two lengths are provided for the dress, with a choice between two or three gathered tiers. The top is a great wardrobe staple and can be made even simpler with the omission of the shoulder ruffles. In this case, a bias binding method is used to finish the armholes instead. The bodice features bust darts and the v-neck is finished with a topstitched facing. This pattern does not include pockets but inseam pockets can easily be added to the first tier of the dress if desired. Lawrence is so much fun to sew and wear!