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If you want a dress with a fun, floaty silhouette, sew the Benning dress. This V-neck dress has a relaxed fit and a two-tiered skirt, perfect for playing with color-blocking, prints, and textured fabrics.

The waist seam hits about 2” above the waist, and two tiers are gathered below. Sew Benning in lightweight or medium-weight wovens, like chambray, linen, cotton lawn, batiste, shirting, double gauze, and rayon challis.

Cora is wearing a size 8 Benning dress with the dart lowered and 1" added to both skirt pieces. Her measurements are 37", 31 1/2", 42 3/4", and she is 5'9".

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Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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All-purpose polyester sewing thread, sewing machine needle, 5/8 yards (.6 meters) of lightweight fusible interfacing

Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, chambray, cotton lawn, batiste, shirting, double gauze, and rayon challis.

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