Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress
Make by TFS - Mabel Dress

Make by TFS - Mabel Dress / PDF

$12.00 USD

// The Mabel Dress is a simple every-day knit dress pattern, designed to suit a variety of knit fabrics for all seasons, including our ZQ Premium Merino jersey. It features a casual straight fit in the bust and shoulder through to a subtle A-line swing in the body, with in-seam pockets. The hem and sleeves are provided at full length with shorten/lengthening options #TFSMabelDress

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This downloadable PDF pattern is supplied as an A4/US letter print-at-home version and an A0 copyshop version, with an instruction booklet included.

PDF pattern only, exclusive to the Online Store. This pattern is not available in hard-copy paper format at this stage.

Sizing: NZ 4 - 32 size range. If you fall outside of this size range, we will be able to grade a size for you. There is a three-week turnaround period per pattern for this service and is offered at no additional cost to the original PDF purchase. Simply fill out the form on our sizing page and we will be in touch! We recommend referring to both the garment measurements and the body measurements when selecting a size, regardless of what size you wear in ready-to-wear clothing. The Mabel Dress is a casual straight fit with long or short sleeves. Patterns are drafted for an approx. height of 5'7" / 172cm. You may also wish to lengthen or shorten the body and sleeve hem depending on your height and personal preference.
Sewing level: Advanced Beginner sewist, with just a little sewing experience and sewing machine knowledge required!
Models: For model measurements and sizes click here.

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Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Fabric Yield Recommendations

Recommended Fabric + Supplies

The Mabel Dress is designed for light to medium weight knit fabrics. We recommend merino jersey, cotton knits, rib knits, viscose or bamboo knits. Take care to ensure your fabric is not too thick, as the seams around the shoulder and neckline can become too bulky.

Adding a small strip of interfacing along the side seam pocket entry area is optional, and can help to provide stability for light weight knits.

You will need at least one 100m spool of thread if using a regular domestic sewing machine, and 4-6 additional threads if overlocking/serging. Note that if finishing with a coverseam or the twin needle setting on your sewing machine, you may need additional threads.

Mobilon Elastic
This is an optional extra. If you choose to add mobilon elastic to your shoulder seams, it will help to retain the shape for longer. You will need 0.5m of mobilon for this pattern.

For maximum longevity we highly recommend sewing your Mabel Dress using an overlocker or serger. It can also be completed with a regular domestic sewing machine with zig zag stitch capability and a twin needle setting.

You will also require an iron, a sharp pair of sewing scissors and pins.