Sister Mintaka presents the Martha sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons.
The Martha dress is fitted with bust darts and gentle princess seam panels at the bodice, flowing into a flattering bias-cut panelled skirt. It features a contemporary Mandarin collar and closes with an invisible zip at the back. Choose firm short sleeves or three quarter length bell sleeves, with demure knee length or flirty mini hemline.
Materials and Supplies
Main Fabric: Light to medium weight fabric, such as viscose (rayon), silk or polyester crepe de chine, cotton lawn, chambray, broderie anglaise, double knit with little stretch, lighter weight wool. Avoid directional prints as the skirt is cut on the bias (at an angle).
Supplies: Universal Needle, matching thread, 56cm (22 inch) invisible zip, 0.25m iron on interfacing, 1 rounded or fabric covered button, 8 cm long narrow piece of ribbon or elastic.