The Avid Seamstress The Sheath Dress (Intermediate)

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The Sheath Dress is a gorgeous dress that you will want to make again and again in a variety of fabrics. This dress has a flattering round neckline, elasticated waist and an invisible zip at the back. Your options are endless; make this dress with short or mid length sleeves, with inner pockets or without.

View A has an inner pockets.

View B outer pockets.

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

Fabric, thread, 40cm/16" invisible zip, 1 metre elastic (max 25mm wide).

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
    An avid sewer

    Posted by Debbie Brooks on 17th Apr 2016

    I loved this pattern the moment it arrived from Fabric Godmother which was very prompt (great service) The pattern envelope is a lovely design and quality. The actual pattern is printed on longer lasting paper not the usual flimsy tissue. The instructions are in a fab booklet and are very clear to understand. I would recommend they put a note in to say if using patterned fabric, place pattern piece B the same way up as pattern piece A.
    The dress was easy to make I made it over the weekend the size I chose fitted without me needing to make any alterations (I did add 2 inches to the length tho). I'm more that happy with the result and am planning us the pattern again very soon.

  • 5
    Fab easy to follow

    Posted by Wendy on 5th Feb 2016

    Great product with great results and fantastic service from fabric godmother again