Nettie Dress and Bodysuit by Closet Case Files

A close-fitting knit bodysuit or dress with a knit-bound neckline.

Pattern: Nettie Dress and Bodysuit
Designer: Closet Case Files
Categories: Bodysuits
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabric: Lycra
required fabric: 1 1/4 to 2 Yards
Sizes: 0 - 20
Paper Sewing Pattern$18.50
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Nettie by Closet Case Patterns is a fitted knit bodysuit or dress. Three sleeve lengths, two front necklines, and three back necklines are offered in this design. The Nettie bodysuit has a snap crotch closure and knit-bound neckline and leg holes.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust313233343536 1/23840424446
Waist242526272829 1/23133353739
Hip333435363738 1/24042444648

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust2526272829 1/43132 1/234 1/236 1/238 1/240 1/2
Waist21 1/222 1/223 1/224 1/22627 1/22931333537
Hip28 1/229 1/230 1/231 1/23334 1/23638404244

Fabric Required (yards)

Bodysuit1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/41 3/41 3/4
Dress1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/41 3/41 3/4222

Recommended Fabrics

  • Lycra

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Clear Elastic
  • Snaps
  • Stretch Needle
  • Twill Tape

Additional Notes

This paper sewing pattern includes all illustrations and step-by-step instructions.

Original is very tight. I also modified the neckline to be between scoop and high. Scoop is a little lower than I like and high is too boatneck. The armsyce is very small, which leads to the armpit wrinkles you see in every Nettie. I might try to fix that in the future.