The Pattern Line Crosby Bias Dress
The Crosby dart-less bias dress is equally chic, effortless, and timeless. It’s suspended from thin spaghetti straps and gently skims your figure, falling to about mid-shin. Its simplicity makes it highly versatile with endless styling options: wear it with strappy sandals and a bold red lip for the evening, or keep it casual with sneakers and an oversized sweater.
This style is designed to be slightly fitted at the bust, with ease at the waist and hip. The sample shown is made from a viscose acetate blend and is half lined. Model is 5’9” and is wearing size 4. Size up one size if you prefer a looser fit.
No experience in working on the bias is required but you should already:
- have worked with a variety of commercial patterns
- know how to french seam
- have made a range of sewn garments
- sewn with a variety of different weight textiles
- have a strong understanding of fabric drape
About the designer
Eira Adeli is a pattern maker and product developer residing in NYC. She’s worked in contemporary, luxury and mass market segments of fashion industry, and has a very well-rounded outlook of the different approaches used to create a product.
She prefers quality and craftsmanship over fast fashion, and puts style over trends. With her micro collection of bias sewing patterns, she wants to help everyone add to their wardrobes timeless staples that work cohesively and could be worn season after season.
Topics of discussion
Skill Level: 6
- Max. 7 students
- Class Length: 10 hours
- Prerequisite: Have worked with a variety of different textiles and sewing patterns
Suggested fabrics: medium weight fabrics with very good drape without stretch, such as crepe, charmeuse, satin, and crepe de chine in silk, viscose/rayon, acetate blends as well as synthetic blends.
Notions and recommended tools: thread appropriate for your fashion fabric, 1/4” thick strips of lightweight fusible for neckline stabilization, hand needles for basting and tacking, ban roll for hemming, silk pins, rotary blade, and dressmaking shears.