***This is a digital PDF Pattern not a finished garment****
Size 00-24, see size chart in the images
The Bateau Garden Dress is the perfect anytime, anywhere dress for women of any age! This classic silhouette features a beautiful bateau (boat) neck with a scoop back neck. You can choose from the flattering pleated circle skirt or a sleek streamlined pleated rectangle skirt. The optional pettiskirt allows you to add additional 'poof' under either skirt version. Go with all one fabric, mix up prints, add trim - this is the perfect dress to play with. Princess seams will help create the illusion of an hourglass figure while the band nips in the waist and can create a wonderful visual focal point in a contrasting fabric if this is already a part of your body that you love. The invisible side zipper gives a stunning fitted bodice with no elastic, shirring, or sash - but because of that bodice, you are going to want to read the next section carefully!
**Includes standard printing or printing on A0 large format printing.**
Excellent pattern. Easy to follow and if you have any questions, the designer is accessible and responsive.
Mar 13, 2016 by mamatolevi
Absolutely amazing pattern. I love how this dress looks good on any body type. I made this for my Christmas dress and it came together like butter! Even the zipper was easy. The pattern is extremely well written and easy to follow along. I have a different sized top than bottom and Suzanne even covered how to adjust the dress to tailor to you...one of my favorite self care sewing projects.