Pattern Reviews

SQ Odette Zosia Spinning And Smiling

Odette Dress — Veronica Tucker

20—June 2023

This beautiful pattern burst onto the scene recently from Veronica Tucker, a dream for Organic Linen!

Odette Dress — Veronica Tucker
Jun 20 2023

Oh-dette! We jumped for joy when this delightful pattern was released by fellow slow-fashion advocate and designer Veronica Tucker in April. It's no secret that we're massive linen fans, and this carefully designed pattern pairs perfectly with all manner of linens. Read on for our review using our Organic Linen, kindly modelled by Zosia from our Online Store team.

Odette Zosia Front Walking Pocket Foot Up
Odette Zosia Spinning And Smiling Side
Odette Zosia Front Sleeve Adjust
Odette Zosia Back H Drop Hem
SQ Odette Zosia Close Sleeve Adjust
Pattern Review

Odette Dress — Veronica Tucker

The Odette pattern is a mock-wrap style dress with a bias cut, full circle skirt and detailed dart features on the bodice and sleeves. The pattern can also be made as a separate peplum-style blouse and bias cut skirt, if you wish! We made the dress in a size 14 for Zosia, using the D-G cup bodice. This took approximately 4.3m of our Organic Linen in fabulous Foxglove pink, plus 0.8m of Tencel Twill in Verbena for the top lining and a 40cm invisible zip. The instruction manual included with the pattern is fantastic, with great illustrations and lots of handy tips throughout. If we were going to make the dress again for Zosia, we'd take the extra time to adjust the bodice fit using the specific instructions included. Odette is an intermediate-level pattern, with zips and pleat techniques that you'll need some experience for. We loved this project and would highly recommend it for intermediate sewists wanting an elegant wrap-style dress that will work for a variety of occasions!

The Odette pattern caters to Australian sizes 6-24 as well as 2 bra cup sizes (A-C cup size and D-G cup size). Download the pattern in PDF format here and purchase it in printed hardcopy format here.

Odette Zosia Front Walking Smiling
Odette Zosia Close Crop Sleeve Adjust
Odette Zosia Close Back
Odette Zosia Back Walking
Fabric Recommendations

Organic Linen — Foxglove

Our certified Organic Linens are a bouncy midweight plain-weave linen, with a smooth aero-finish, earthy handle and beautiful depth of colour. We chose popular Foxglove, a soft pink, perfect for this chic pattern! As well as being super easy to sew, this 160gsm linen has a lovely earthy feel, starting off crisp but softening beautifully in time with wash and wear. Like our Vintage Finish range, they're machine washable and easy care, making them ideal for a wide variety of sewing projects including tops, dresses, loose-fitting pants, skirts and shorts, as well as lightweight soft furnishings such as tea towels, table cloths and pillowcases.

We have almost 30 exclusive colours available in our Organic Linen range, check out a few of them below and shop in store and online today! As shown from top to bottom are Lilac, Foxglove, Bone, Vintage Blush, Guava, Hollyhock, Lichen, Daffodil, Paprika, Brick, Marsala and Maple.

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Odette Zosia Front Walking Pocket
Odette Zosia Close Side Sleeve Pleats
SQ Odette Zosia Front Smiling

We'd highly recommend trying the Odette Dress if you're looking for a new trans-seasonal make, this pattern will suit so many fabrics! Don't forget, we would love to see what you're working on, use #TheFabricStore over on Instagram and TikTok, we're following along!

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