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About the Annika Boat Neck Dress
The Annika Dress is a classic style knit dress with a slight pencil shape and a special boat neckline, made with a build-in facing.
The dress is close fitting at bust and hips, but has a bit more ease in the waist area. It has a shaped centre-back seam for better fitting and a short vent.
Annika has 3/4 length sleeves, but you can easily shorten or lengthen them.
Sew your Annika dress in heavier knit fabric such as Ponte de Roma, jaquard jerseys or double knits.
The pattern comes with all sizes from 34 to size 54 included! Choose your pattern size based on your bust measurements. I recommend that you merge between sizes for a custom-fitted pattern.
If you are unsure about the size and fit of the dress, add a bigger seam allowance to the side seams (such as 2.5 cm (1”)) and baste them together (sewing with a long stitch length on your sewing machine) to try the dress on, before you sew them permanently.
This pattern is a .PDF download, which you will be able to download right after ordering. You’ll need a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (get it for free HERE) installed on your computer.
Save the pattern to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader before you print. Browsers sometimes print inaccurately.
You will also receive a confirmation e-mail with links to the downloads (check your spam filter if you don’t see it within 5 minutes). You can then print the pattern on your home printer (A4 or letter or A3) and easily assemble it following the instructions included in the instructions. You could also bring your A0/copyshop file to be printed at your local copy shop.
This pattern is designed for heavy knit fabrics such as Ponte de Roma and other double knits, jacquard jersey etc. The table below shows how much fabric you need.
Thread to match your fabric.
A stretch twin needle if you want a twin needle hem.
Tips for sewing your Annika Boat Neck Dress
Annika is quite fast and easy to sew.
Here’s a video showing you how to sew the neckline: