Could this be our curviest, sultriest pattern yet? The Joan Wiggle Dress is the perfect close-fitting sheath dress to channel your inner Ms. Holloway from Mad Men—as well as the perfect pattern to launch our new theme, the Charm Artist Collective! This dress is made in a stable knit and would be equally at home at your Madison Avenue office or in a dark jazz club. To really celebrate the new year, we’ve doubled the options too! Make the slash-neck version in striped ponte knit for an office-appropriate look, or try the plunging sweetheart neckline in a luxurious fabric like stretch velvet or sequins for the ultimate cocktail dress. Not into wiggle dresses? We’ve included a hip-length cutting line so you can make this into a top to go with jeans, skirts, or trousers! We can’t wait to see your versions, however you choose to sew your Joan.
P.S. Don’t forget to watch this month’s video for tips on stripes and sewing knit fabrics, plus a bonus section on fully lining your dress!
This pattern was originally published on Patreon on January 1, 2022.