Nettie Dress & Bodysuit Pattern
Nettie is a quick and easy-to-make wardrobe staple. Make a close-fitting bodysuit or knit dress, with a choice of three sleeve lengths, two necklines and three back variations.
Both dress and bodysuit can be made with a bateau or scoop neckline, with the choice of high, mid or low scoop back. Add your choice of short, 3/4 or long sleeves. The bodysuit features a low-cut bottom and optional snap crotch, and the leg and neck openings are all finished with knit bands.
Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only (PDF)
- 4-way stretch fabrics with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch; cotton-lycra and lycra are ideal. 2-way stretch fabrics such as ponte are only recommended for the dress variation, as long as they also stretch at least 50%
- A 10” (0.25 m) square scrap of lining fabric like rayon bemberg or silk charmeuse for the optional snap crotch
See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
i've made the dress version twice and is a lovely fitted dress, it looks small when sewn up but needs to be so the shoulders stay on. i attached the neckband back to front the first time as i didn't realise the back was lower then the front! make sure you have a good stretch fabric with recovery. i did one in a sports knit and that works too.
I purchased the Nettie bodysuit/dress pattern and sewed up the bodysuit in a merino knit. I haven't sewed a lot of knit patterns, but this went very smoothly. I was pleased with the shape and the fit. I have worn it sitting around the house as well as out rollerskating with my teen and I found it is comfy in either circumstance. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a comfy, feminine shirt that stays tucked in.
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This was the first of my CC purchases, and I have only made the body suit so far. There are endless variations, and since the first went together so nicely, there will definitely be more. I loved the suggestion and the instructions for the optional shelf bra. This option creates just enough coverage to camoflage a seamed bra under a knit garment. It's brilliant!