I’m so excited to dive into the first of our “Charm pattern hacking” tutorials, exclusively for our Princess and Inner Circle members.
The Society Dress was an instant hit when we released it earlier this year, and I immediately began experimenting with turning it into a sparkly and luxurious robe, taking my cue from silver screen glamour icons like Hedy Lamarr, Marlene Deitrich, and Marilyn Monroe.
This 1940s-inspired pattern hack can be used with any of the Society Dress variations to create a robe or a dress with a center front opening—a wonderful option for breastfeeding and for people with mobility issues.
Don’t be intimidated! Pattern drafting is surprisingly fun and opens up a world of possibilities. As the first in a series, this tutorial and the companion video covers the basics, and we’ll tackle more challenging alterations as we go along.
— xoxo, Gertie
This pattern was originally published on Patreon on March 7, 2023.