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Gene

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Meet your ultimate summertime dress! Gene is a knit midi dress with a scoop neck and clever high-low knot hem detail—and don’t worry, our instructions will walk you through each step to create the knot.

Sew it up in all kinds of knit fabrics, like jersey, linen, baby rib, and rayon.

Seamwork Issue 55

Beginner

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, ballpoint sewing machine needle, ballpoint twin needle, and 1/2 yard of knit stay tape or clear elastic.

Light to medium weight knit fabrics such as cotton jersey, linen jersey, rayon jersey, and baby rib.

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42-60 pages

Print-at-home files, copy shop files, and instructions. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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Resources

Techniques and customization ideas for your Gene

3 Pattern Hacks

Learn three pattern hacks for the Gene dress: How to add a deep scoop back with a band, how to draft an asymmetrical hem, and how to create a V-neck.
How to Sew a Knit Neckband

This video will show you how to sew a knit neckband
Sew Knits Without a Serger

Simple tips for using your home sewing machine to sew knit fabrics.