Versalette by Seamly


A one-size, versatile knit garment that can be worn 30 different ways.

Pattern: Versalette
Designer: Seamly
Categories: Blouses, Tunics, Mini Skirts, Midi Skirts, Knit Dresses, Knee Length Dresses, Strapless Dresses, Sun Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Jersey
required fabric: 2 to 3 yards
Digital Sewing Pattern$8.00
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The Versalette is an transformable knit garment that can be worn 30 different ways! Drawstrings on the top and bottom (and concealed in the side seams) allow an easy way to cinch in extra fabric. Hidden sleeves can be pulled out to create an entirely different look. Optional patch pockets are provided for a place to stash a cell phone or small wallet. Watch this how-to video to see the Versalette in action!

This one-size design is intended for US sizes 2 through 16 and accommodates heights of 5’2” to 5’10”. Instructions for adjusting the fit of this garment for larger or smaller sizes are included in the pattern instructions.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 4
Total Number of Pages: 32
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

SizeAll Sizes
Bust33 - 42
Waist26 - 36
Hips35 - 45

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

SizeAll Sizes
Length31 1/2
Armscye Circumference20

Fabric Required (yards)

SizeAll Sizes
60" Wide2
45" Wide3

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces (as well as dimensions for pattern pieces) and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Very easy to sew, as it's almost all just straight lines. As a curvy gal, I'm not usually a fan of one-size-fits-all types of garments, but because this came with a size chart, I knew how much width I needed to add to get the same effect. The perks of sewing for ourselves, right?