The Avid Seamstress The Day Dress (Intermediate)

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Now: £12.49
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With a fitted bodice, gathered skirt and inner pockets, The Day Dress will be one of the prettiest dresses in your wardrobe. With three ways of making the front bodice, your options are endless. All views have an invisible zip at the back. Have fun making this pattern out of a variety of fabrics.

View A has a seam at the centre front.

View B has buttons/button holes at the centre front.

View C has no seam at the centre front.

Suggested Fabrics

Lightweight to medium weight fabrics are perfect for this pretty dress.

Not suitable for stripes, diagonals or plaids. 

Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed

View A & C - Fabric, thread, 56cm/22" invisible zipper, 1m elastic (6mm wide).

View B - Fabric, thread, 56cm/22" invisible zipper, 1m elastic (6mm wide), x6 1.5cm buttons, buttonhole presser foot, 0.50m iron on interfacing.

What's included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Guide on taking your measurements
  • Fabric and Sewing basics help card
  • Sewing Terms Demystified card
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress

Size Chart

As our bodies are different shapes and sizes, we've simplified our size chart! Simply take your WAIST, BUST and HIP measurements and find your corresponding number between 1-6.

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  • 5
    Worth the paper version

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Oct 2016

    I normally buy PDFs but splashed out on the paper version for a friend, really lovely packaging with good quality paper. I can't rate the pattern as I'll leave it to her to make up, but worth the extra for a decent quality pattern, instructions and envelope.