Closet Core - Nettie Dress and Bodysuit


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Sizes: US 0 – 20 / UK 4 – 24 / EUR 32 – 52

Nettie is a quick and easy-to-make wardrobe staple. Make a close-fitting bodysuit or knit dress, with a choice of three sleeve lengths, two necklines and three back variations.

Both dress and bodysuit can be made with a bateau or scoop neckline, with the choice of high, mid or low scoop back. Add your choice of short, 3/4 or long sleeves. The bodysuit features a low-cut bottom and optional snap crotch, and the leg and neck openings are all finished with knit bands.

Sewing level
Advanced beginner 

0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here

Suggested Fabrics
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.

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)

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