This pattern is available to active Cashmerette Club members only. This is the PDF pattern for November 2022.
Sew a vintage-style gown with the Rockwell Dress! The Rockwell is inspired by the groundbreaking creations of fashion designer Claire McCardell in the late 1940s. The Rockwell has a tightly gathered neckline with front tie and slit and is gathered under the bust with a waist tie that wraps around the torso. Top it off with a coordinating cover-up, the Caroll Shrug.
The Rockwell Dress has three different views:
- View A has a contrasting neckband and waist tie
- View B is color-blocked
- View C is made from a single fabric.
Each view can be made as either a maxi length or a midi length dress and the versatile waist ties can be tied in numerous different ways to create many different looks
The Rockwell Dress was created in collaboration with fashion historian Julie Eilber.
Sizes 1-6; includes 33-62” full bust and 35-62” hip.
Main fabric: Lightweight, drapey fabrics such as rayon, chiffon, cotton lawn, or gauze.
Neckband and waist ties: Light- to mid-weight woven fabrics such as rayon, cotton, or lightweight jaquard.
Microtex needle, hand sewing needle, thread, ¾ yd (0.7 m) of 3/8"(1 cm) wide seam binding (such as hug-snug), chalk marker or tailor’s chalk.
Jenny is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 4 and a Caroll Shrug in a size C. Her measurements are 44" high bust, 49" full bust, 42" waist, and 46" hips.
Julie is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 2 and a Caroll Shrug in a size A. Her measurements are 38" high bust, 41" full bust, 37" waist, and 45.5" hips.
Rachel is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 4. Her measurements are 43" high bust, 47" full bust, 36.5" waist, and 51" hips.
Jan Marie is wearing a Rockwell Dress in a size 2 and a Caroll Shrug in a size A. Her measurements are 33.5" high bust, 37" full bust, 28" waist, and 40" hips.