The Metamorphic Dress is a wardrobe-building dress for all seasons.
Featuring a high/low waist seam and complete reversibility, it's inspired by the possibility of layers - wear it with the tiered skirt and patch pockets, or flip it inside out and enjoy a basic, single-layer pinafore with in-seam pockets. Layer it over jeans, leggings, or a mid-length Stasia Dress, or layer it under your favorite woven tee or knitted cardigan. Wear it on the beach over your swimsuit or favorite short-sleeve, fitted knit tee.
The fit is easy, with no bodice darts and plenty of room for the waist. (It is drafted for a D-cup and below.) Learn how to use the fun "Burrito Method" for making a reversible bodice with the included video tutorial.
Sewing Level Confident Beginner
Size Range 0-24
Choose a fabric with a nice drape, such as sandwashed rayon or silk noil. For a more structured dress you can use cotton ikat or linen.
44″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/2 yd (2.3 m) for the top layer and 2 5/8 yd (2.4 m) for the under layer
54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/8 yd (1.9 m) for the top layer and 2 1/4 yd (2 m) for the under layer
For inspiration, visit @sewliberated and #metamorphicdress!
Please note all patterns are physical paper patterns. Opened/used patterns are final sale.