Who doesn’t love a quick and easy sewing project? The Brassia Dress free sewing pattern is a breeze and within a couple hours you’ll have a lovely new garment for your transitional wardrobe! For this version, I chose one of Mood’s adorable discount jersey prints and lined it with a ponte for some extra structure, but you can easily skip the lining and opt for a heavier knit such as velour or bamboo jersey! Be sure to let me know what fabric options you’re thinking about in the comments below!
For full pattern instructions, please visit the original post here! All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 22.
The original version of the Brassia doesn’t call for a lining, but I love a little extra bounce in a semi-circle skirt, so I decided to throw and extra layer of ponte in this version. Luckily, I didn’t need to alter the pattern at all to accommodate this change. I simply sewed the bodice of the dress the same way as the original, with the cotton jersey layered over the ponte as if they were one fabric.
For the skirt, I sewed the ponte and jersey layer separately and hemmed them individually so they flow on their own, but sewed them both to the waistline of my dress as one.
The final change I made with this version of the Brassia came at the sleeves. To bring the pattern into the summer, I shortened the sleeves to about 6″ long, finished, and rolled my sleeve and neckline hems outward to show off the solid ponte, rather than inward.