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Beautiful and easy to wear, the Tea House is a great pattern with a variety of options for different looks. Use a silk or rayon fabric with some drape for a vintage inspired look while a cotton yarn dyed stripe can lend a more modern feel. The Tea House features: a V-neckline with front and back neck yokes, front seaming, in-seam angled pockets (for the dress versions), a back neck box pleat, cuffed dolman short sleeves and two different tie options.
Views A, B, & C feature wide under the bust, inseam ties that can be tied behind the back or doubled around to the front. Views D, E & F feature a spaghetti waist tie that threads through a back tunnel and can be tied in the front or for just a bit of waist definition, tied behind the back. There are three different length options - views A & D are hip length tops, views B & E are above the knee length dresses and views C & F are tea length dresses. There are no closures to sew - just slip it on over the head and tie!
Sewing Level Intermediate
Size Range 0 - 20
Views A, B and C: lightweight fabrics, such as rayon challis, wool challis, silk charmeuse, cotton voile, linen.
Views D, E and F: lightweight fabrics, such as cotton lawn, cotton voile, linen, chambray, cotton madras, cotton yarn dye.
112 cm (44”) wide fabric
Top A and D, 2.4 – 3.7 m (2-5/8 – 4 yards)
Dress B and E, 4 – 4.6 m (4-3/8 – 5 yards)
Dress C and F, 4.2 – 4.9 m (4-5/8 – 5-3/8 yards)
147 cm (58”-60”) wide fabric
Top A and D, 2.25 – 3 m (2-1/2 – 3-1/4 yards)
Dress B and E, 2.9 – 3.5 m (3-1/8 – 3-7/8 yards)
Dress C and F, 3.2 – 3.7 m (3-1/2 – 4 yards)
34 cm (3/8 yard) lightweight fusible interfacing
For inspiration, visit @sewhouse7 and #teahousedress! You may also find their Tea House Dress/Top tutorial helpful!
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