The Mimosa Dress has me dreaming of springtime and outdoor Sunday brunches. This simple sewing pattern features a loose t-shirt bodice that gathers into an easy-to-wear wrap skirt for a flattering silhouette. Made here in a luxurious bamboo jersey, this dress would look stunning in anything from cotton jersey to rib knit!
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 30.
First, pin and stay-stitch the pleats into place along the bottom of the bodice front.
Attach the front and back bodice pieces at the shoulders and sides using regular seam and a stretch or overlock stitch.
Fold your neckband in half face-to-face, and stitch along the short edge to create the center back seam. Encasing the center back seam allowance inside, fold your band in half, wrong sides together to bring the raw edges together.
Pin and sew the neckband along the neckline of your bodice, stretching the band to ease it in evenly.
Create each of your sleeves by sewing up the inseam. Hem the bottom edge of each sleeve using a 1″ hem allowance.
Set each sleeve into its respective armscye on your bodice.
Pin your tie pieces together face-to-face and sew along the three longest edges using a stretch stitch. Turn right side out and press.
Attach your front skirt to the back along the matching curved edges, sewing the tie into the seam as well. The tie should lay about 1″ from the raw waist edge.
Pin and sew the bodice onto the skirt at the waist, face-to-face. Match up your side seams and notches.
Lastly, hem the remaining raw edges of your skirt. It’s recommended to hem using a stretch stitch as the skirt front/tie will stretch as you secure the dress to wear.