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Looking for a stash-buster that will work with a wide range of fabrics and nearly any print? Laurel is a chic and simple shift dress that is easy to sew, astoundingly versatile, and comfortable to wear year-round.
Version 1 includes yardage and instructions for underlining, so you may use sheer or lace fabrics. Version 2 includes menswear-style patch pockets. Version 3 features classic 1960s style gathered cuffs. Version 4 is an easy pullover blouse with no closures.
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All-purpose polyester thread, two yards of 1/4" double fold bias tape, 22" invisible zipper (versions 1, 2), one small hook and eye.
Lightweight fabrics such as silk or rayon crepe, shirtings, lawn, silk twill, light wool gabardine, wool crepe. Sheer fabrics and lace are suitable for version 1.
Underlining (version 1): Cotton lawn, cotton batiste, silk or rayon crepe, silk/cotton blends, specialty lining fabrics.