May 30, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: 3-Seam Craftan Dress from Simple Simon & Company

If you're looking for the perfect Summer dress that you can sew up in a SNAP, look no further than this 3-Seam Craftan Tutorial from Elizabeth of Simple Simon & Company. With your body measurements, 3 simple seams, and no hemming required, this is a great project for beginners or busy sewists who want to add to their handmade wardrobe at a fast pace. Happy Sewing!


What I love most about this tutorial is that there is room for customization. Because the pattern is based on your measurements, you can make this Craftan in any size and length for both girls and women. For the waist, Elizabeth explains how to add shirring, or you can just sinch the dress in with the use of a belt (as shown above).

Just about any stretch knit fabric would be perfect for your new Craftan Dress! I would suggest starting your fabric search with Cotton Jersey and Cotton Lycra Blends. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial! We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next Knit Picks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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