Nettie knit dress pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie Bodysuit pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie Dress & bodysuit pattern // Back view // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie knit dress pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie knit dress pattern // Back view // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie Dress & Bodysuit Pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie knit dress pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie knit dress pattern // Closet Core Patterns
Nettie bodysuit & dress pattern // Technical flats // Closet Core Patterns
$16.00 USD

Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close-fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress or a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customizable with a choice of three sleeve lengths, two neckline and three back variations.

Go modest with a bateau neckline or show off some skin with a scoop neck and low back version. The bodysuit variation has a low cut bum to prevent annoying panty lines, along with an optional snap crotch so you won’t have to get naked to use the ladies’ room. The leg and neck openings are finished with knit bands, with an optional snap crotch or supportive shelf bra.

Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only

  • See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here
  • Model notes: Our model is 5'-3" and is wearing a size 6.

Fabric and Supplies

SUGGESTED FABRIC

4-way stretch fabrics with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch; cotton-lycra and lycra are ideal. 2-way stretch fabrics such as ponte are only recommended for the dress variation, as long as they also stretch at least 50%. A 10” square scrap of lining fabric like rayon bemberg or silk charmeuse for the optional snap crotch

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS

(58" / 1.5m) Bodysuit
0-8 = 1.25 yd/1.2m
10-14 = 1.5yd/1.4m
18-20 = 1.75yd/1.6m 

Dress
0-8 = 1.5yd/1.4m
10-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m
16-20 = 2yd/1.8m

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • 3 metal snaps for the snap crotch (optional) 
  • Stretch or jersey needle 
  • Polyester thread 
  • Clear elastic or twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams 
  • Double stretch needle (optional) 
  • One pair of foam cups (optional)

Details

Sewing level: Advanced beginner 

Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here

Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here 

Instructions: English or French Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Bodysuit: 22 pages, Dress: 24 pages 

Copy Shop/A0 File: 2 large sheets (36"x48" / A0)

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Customer Reviews

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This sew was easier than it looked!

I purchased the Nettie bodysuit/dress pattern and sewed up the bodysuit in a merino knit. I haven't sewed a lot of knit patterns, but this went very smoothly. I was pleased with the shape and the fit. I have worn it sitting around the house as well as out rollerskating with my teen and I found it is comfy in either circumstance. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a comfy, feminine shirt that stays tucked in.

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h.A.
Perfect bodysuit

Explications clearly- picture
Perfect cut

Le patron de body parfait - explications et schémas très clairs - supers conseils - une coupe parfaite

R
R.P.
First but not last Closet Case

This was the first of my CC purchases, and I have only made the body suit so far. There are endless variations, and since the first went together so nicely, there will definitely be more. I loved the suggestion and the instructions for the optional shelf bra. This option creates just enough coverage to camoflage a seamed bra under a knit garment. It's brilliant!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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M
M.D.
This sew was easier than it looked!

I purchased the Nettie bodysuit/dress pattern and sewed up the bodysuit in a merino knit. I haven't sewed a lot of knit patterns, but this went very smoothly. I was pleased with the shape and the fit. I have worn it sitting around the house as well as out rollerskating with my teen and I found it is comfy in either circumstance. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a comfy, feminine shirt that stays tucked in.

h
h.A.
Perfect bodysuit

Explications clearly- picture
Perfect cut

Le patron de body parfait - explications et schémas très clairs - supers conseils - une coupe parfaite

R
R.P.
First but not last Closet Case

This was the first of my CC purchases, and I have only made the body suit so far. There are endless variations, and since the first went together so nicely, there will definitely be more. I loved the suggestion and the instructions for the optional shelf bra. This option creates just enough coverage to camoflage a seamed bra under a knit garment. It's brilliant!