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All About the Gene Dress


Fabric resources, fitting details, and tutorials to help you build your skills.

All About the Gene Dress



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.


This month we walk you through three pattern hacks for the Gene dress.

Wondering what to pair with your Gene dress? Don’t miss Robin’s adventure sewing her own espadrilles.

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.



Get the Perfect Fit

Gene pattern details



Sizes 0 – 16


About the fit

The Gene dress has negative ease in the bust, is loose-fitted in the waist, and semi-fitted in the hips.


Sizes 18 – 26


About the fit

The Gene dress has negative ease in the bust, is loose-fitted in the waist, and semi-fitted in the hips.

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