No. 3110

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Pattern Description

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


Sizes and Supplies

0 - 26

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.

Imperial Measurement Chart      
Metric Measurement Chart
Download Information

42-60 pages

Pattern Fit

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Techniques and customization ideas for your Gene

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.

This video will show you how to sew a knit neckband

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