Hexham Dress Fabrics
Designed for 2-way and 4-way stretch fabrics, today we'll show you the dresses we've made and give you all the important details for each of them.
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My pink Hexham Dress is the full/flare View A with a crewneck and short sleeves. This fabric is cotton knit with 7% spandex from Backstreet Bargains in New Zealand. It’s got 4-way stretch with great recovery, and the leftover will make great Kapunda Undies!
Leila's grey Hexham is View B with the long sleeves and crewneck. She used a lovely merino jersey which gives excellent drape while also being excellently cosy. Merino is a wonder-fabric which we both love, and it's perfect for the Hexham.
Leila purchased her merino in a local shop, but there's lots of merino popping up online this season! The Merino Collective in NZ has a great selection in merino fabrics in a variety of colours. A+R Fabric in Australia also stocks Merino Collective fabrics.
My red Hexham Dress is View B with the turtleneck (T6) and long sleeves. There are different turtleneck sizes which give different neck fits, depending on your preferred fit. I went with the most relaxed-fitting neckline here.
Leila's black Hexham is the full/flared View A with the crewneck and long sleeves. She used a fluid bamboo jersey for this version, and the finished dress is a delight to wear and looks great too!
This spotty Hexham Dress is View B (the cocoon) with long sleeves and a mockneck (which is the turtleneck pattern piece but cut half as high).
This is a cotton knit with 5% spandex which is unusually silky-to-the-touch (almost like a bamboo, but with a bit more structure). This particular fabric is now sold out but Winnipeg Sews in Canada stocks organic knits in some beautiful shades and Miss Maude in NZ has a variety of cotton knits in lovely shades.