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Egret Tank and Dress

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A feminine tank or dolman sleeve top or dress which is elegant for warmer weather or evening wear.  The Egret is a quick easy sew with designer results. Similar in style and construction to the Heron dress & Heron Shirt, the Egret is a gathered high neck but comes in a sleeveless tank or dolman sleeve (rather than a raglan sleeve). 

>PATTERN FEATURES:

  • Easy sew high gathered neck
  • Tank (sleeveless style) in Top or Dress
  • Dolman sleeve in Top or Dress
  • Dress in belted waist or part gather (2 styles)
  • Tank sleeve edge finished with bias tape or facing.
  • Dolman sleeve finished with fold under hem
  • Sizes NZ/AU 8-22

>DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  Confident beginner ready for the next step. Easy Intermediate (4/10).

>RECOMMENDED FABRIC:
WOVEN fabrics : Most light to mid weight woven fabrics will suit this dress.
We recommend rayon, light-mid weight chiffons, crepes, cotton and cotton blends, silk and silk blends for summer.

Sample images (in order of appearance)-
Model wears size S(10) and is 171 cm tall

TANK DRESS (Slate grey) is a polyester chiffon with store bought bias armhole finish.

DOLMAN SLEEVE DRESS (Green) is a polyester chiffon

SHIRT (Green and pink floral) 100% silk (ex sari)

TANK (cream floral and orange/cream retro floral) both 100% cotton (upcycled sheet)-armhole finished in bias binding

TANK (orange/cream retro floral) 100% cotton (upcycled sheet)- Armholes finished with facing.

SHIRT (Green/blue floral) 100% cotton (upcycled sheet)
                   
TANK (Blue)-100% silk chiffon (ex scarf). Whilst silk crepe is recommended this was sewn from silk chiffon which is potentially too delicate for repeat wears. Silk crepe is preferable. Armholes finished in hand made bias.

TANK (Orange floral-100% cotton (an upcycled sheet). Very easy to sew. Armholes finished with facing.

>SIZE OPTIONS:

Each mulit-sized pattern includes both Print-at-home and AO Copy Shop PDFs for each size selection which will be delivered directly to your email inbox. Please note you will not receive a paper copy of this pattern in the post. 

 >INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout includes:
1. Clear, detailed instructions with diagrams and photos
2. Print at home pattern tiles (printable in A4 or Letter)
3. AO Copy shop file if you wish to print on large scale paper at your local print shop

 >Use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.

>Watch StitchyBeeUK's REVIEW of the Egret on her YouTube channel here

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