Build Your Wardrobe with the Gene Dress
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.
Krystal is wearing a size 10 Gene dress lengthened by 1” with 1” added to the hip. Her measurements are 38 1/2”, 32”, 41 1/2” and she is 5’9”.
Tutorials to Build Your Skills
Here at Seamwork, we love knits. This means we have tons of resources for you! Here are some of our favorites.
- Sewing Knits Without a Serger: Our most popular knits tutorial shows you how to sew knits on your machine.
- Guide to Shopping for Knits: Melissa Fehr shares 5 questions to ask yourself when shopping for the perfect knit fabric.
- Working with Double Knit: Do you know what makes a fabric a double knit? If not, read this article.
Learn How to Customize the Gene Dress
Shop for Fabric
Gene works with nearly any lightweight or medium-weight knit fabric. You’ll get a delicate silhouette with a baby rib, that will work great with the knot hem detail. You can choose a more stable knit like jersey for an easy sew, or keep it breezy with bamboo.
Love the samples in this month’s issue? We scored these jerseys from La Mercerie. We also shopped for all the swimwear fabric at La Mercerie, so this shop has everything you might need for summer sewing. Shop these fabrics here.