Hey everyone! I wanted to talk a little about The Essential Set.
(Essential Set with short sleeves, full circle peplum skirt paired with the rectangle dress length skirt)
What is it?
The Essential Set is your go-to basic pattern for a knit dress or tunic length peplum.
Why do you say it's my go-to?
Because this pattern consist of 3 different style skirts (full circle, 1/4 circle and rectangle) and a lot more!
What's the point of the 3 different skirts?
First off, while I love a good twirly skirt (full circle) that style takes up SOO MUCH FABRIC! Like, if you have a directional print, omg, you're eating up a lot of fabric.
So that's by I have the rectangle skirt, which isn't twirl like the full circle it has fullness made when it's gathered.
And then what about the 1/4 circle?
The 1/4 circle is not twirly at all but has the round look of a circle when laying flat but without the gathering at the waist.
Does it have any other options?
Yes totally, so you get the 6 skirts (3 dress length, 3 peplum length in the styles described above) and you also get a sleeveless bodice, short sleeves, 1/2 sleeves, long sleeves with cuffs and long sleeves without cuffs, neckband for rib knit, neckband for just regular old jersey knit (known as CL in the dark underbelly of the Facebook sewing world)...aaaaaand a hood option!
You see, this pattern has every option you need if you want to sew up a quick knit dress, whether its twirly or not.