The Essex is an easy fitting, pull-over dress with a v-neck, gathered shoulders with ruffle or puffed sleeves, an elastic waist with side-seam pockets and above the knee hem. The back neck and View A sleeves are finished with bias tape trim. View B sleeves are finished with elastic. The Essex can be worn with sandals as a casual summer look or with heels as a chic special occasion dress.
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium weight wovens with a bit of body: cotton poplin, cotton/poly blends, denim, linen. The Essex looks fabulous in your favorite artists drawn prints and solids, too!
All views: Approx 2 1⁄4 yards of 3⁄4” Elastic
1/4 yard of 1/4“ wide double folded bias tape (made from 1” bias strips)
View A: 3 yards of 1/4“ wide double folded bias tape (made from 1” bias strips)
View B: Approx 1 yard of 1/4″ elastic