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All About the Jo Dress

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

Build Your Wardrobe with the Jo Dress

The Jo dress is an oversized, popover shirtdress with fun gathers below the front and back yokes. It features a band collar, partial placket, and a comfortable cocoon silhouette.

This dress moves best in your favorite flowy wovens, like Tencel, rayon challis, voile, lawn, or silk crepe. Or, pick a medium-weight woven for a more dramatic silhouette, like flannel or chambray.

Skye is wearing a size 2 Jo dress graded to a 4 at the hip, with 5 1/2” added to the length and 2” added to the sleeves. Her measurements are 33 3/4”, 27”, 38 1/2” and she is 5’9”.

Shop for Fabric

The Jo dress has plenty of design ease, so when you pick a fabric, keep in mind that it will fit loose. Think about the silhouette you’d like and how you want the fabric to fall on your body.

For a more floaty, breezy silhouette, pick a lightweight woven like lawn, voile, rayon challis, or silk crepe.

For a little more body, pick a medium weight woven like Tencel, shirting, or chambray. To add a little warmth in colder weather, choose flannel.

Love the samples in this month’s issue? Here is where we sourced the fabric.

Washed Linen in Jade from Blackbird Fabrics.

Viscose Linen Noil in Natural from Blackbird Fabrics.

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