Our favorite, essential tee and dress series. The Georgia is one of the first styles I designed, and the pattern was drafted with universal fit in mind. The shoulder seam and sleeve without an armscye look intentional on all shoulder breadths, the substantial cuff wings out and draws clean lines on any arm, and the various length options follow the rule of thirds creating proportions that work on almost every body.
I was thinking about effortless caftans from the '60s and '70s crossed with the neat, crisp blouses from the '40s when women started wearing separates to work. The architectural drama and movement of a draped oversized top, paired with structure and simplicity - the Georgia Series.
Its boxy silhouette has a modern, utilitarian feeling while still remaining soft and fluid. This pattern includes all three length options: the Georgia Tee, Georgia Dress, and Georgia Midi.
The Georgia Tee is a simple, slightly cropped, easy cut can be paired with just about anything. Plus, it looks great half tucked.
The Georgia Dress hits just above the knee, and the hem dips a bit longer in the back. You can lounge, explore a city, or sprint after a toddler in this dress. Serves as a dress, tunic, or coverup—it's up to you.
The Georgia Midi hits mid-calf, and the hem is slightly longer in the back than in the front. This dress is meant for road trips along the coast, layered over flowing trousers for balmy evening dining all'aperto, and paired with bare feet for lazy afternoons indoors with a good book.
The Georgia is a perfect closet staple. A basic, boxy tee style that can be used a base pattern for endless variations. Make this style in various weight fabrics for year-round wear. Perfectly scooped neckline hits right at the collarbone and doesn’t show bra straps. Substantial cuffs give weight and luxury to the piece but are very straightforward to construct.
Beginner difficulty. Suitable for sewers of all levels. This pattern requires topstitching and inserting a bias binding. Choose from Sizes OS Minus-OS Plus 3 and three length options to create either a Tee, Dress, or Midi Dress.
This pattern has 5 pattern pieces in total, and can be completed in about one and a half hours including cutting time.
Recommended Fabrics and Required Materials
Light- to medium-weight fabrics with no stretch will work exceptionally well. Linen, cotton voile, silk crepe, seersucker, tencel, rayon-pretty much anything with some drape will work for this pattern. Lighter weight fabrics will add more drape, and heavier fabrics will result in a more structured garment. You can even try this in a wool or wool blend for a wintry option.
-Fabric of your choice--see detailed fabric requirements here
-All purpose polyester thread
-Sewing machine (capable of a straight stitch)
Sizing and Fit
This pattern is offered in our entire size range of OS Minus-OS Plus 3 and three length options/views (Tee, Dress, and Midi).
See our detailed size guide and finished garment measurements for this pattern here.
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- Shannon R.Verified Buyer2 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsGeorgia Top
Fabulous pattern. Makes a wardrobe staple as a top and a fun casual easy to wear dress. Will be making more!
- Desiree H.Verified Buyer3 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsGeorgia pattern
Easy to put together. Haven’t used the pattern yet but can’t wait to buy fabric and go for it!!
- Beth K.Verified Buyer3 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsLove this pattern!
I've tried a few other patterns in search for the perfect boxy top and finally found "The One!" I made the Georgia in an emerald green linen in the crop version. I decided it might be too much green so I appliques a few vertical left of center strips in varying thicknesses in 4 different Asian inspired quilting cottons. I also added a few circles of varying sizes woven among the stripes. It turned out perfect and I've received many compliments. I really love the arm bands which make it look very professional. The pattern directions were very good and the fit is just what I wanted. There will soon be many more Georgia's in my closet!
- Colette P.Verified Buyer3 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsReveiw
I really love all your patterns.
I have made the Georgia dress, the Harper tunic, the Florence pants and they all are simple patterns but all have a great fit. The instructions are impeccably explained. It's all pleasure.
They are classic and modern at the same time.
I would like to make the Clyde pants but waiting for the wide legs version (I think that is what you refer to on your website). The narrow leg is not quite feminine enough for my taste but I like everything else about it, the seams in the front, the big pockets. Really looking forward to those pants.
The only thing that is difficult for me is the printing of the pattern. I do not have a printer so I have to go out, assemble all the pieces because printing on the big sheets of paper is prohibitive financially. The patterns are already a bit on the expensive side plus the cost of printing even on small sheets adds up to 37$ and I find that to be a lot.
Otherwise, absolutely loving everything about your designs.
- Sarah S.Verified Buyer3 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsWow
I am making doubles in each color, using linen. The pattern is very simple with excellent directions. The pattern is also classic and attractive. I hope more patterns will become available soon.