The Avid Seamstress is a beautiful pattern company out of the UK with classic patterns designed for the beginner and intermediate sewist. They're classic shapes and will give you the kind of pattern versatility that can transform a wardrobe. With any of their patterns, all you need to do is switch fabrics and you have a whole new look. Every pattern includes a step-by-step instruction booklet, include helpful cards showing users how to take their own measurements, an easy explanation of common sewing terms, as well as a useful sewing checklist.
The Day Dress will be one of the prettiest dress in your wardrobe. It has a fitted bodice, gathered skirt and inner pockets.
With three ways of making the front bodice, you have a lot of options. 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 at the centre front.
View C has no seam at the centre front.
Note - All of the Avid Seamstress patterns are based on UK sizing. Choose your size and fabric requirements based on the measurements NOT the size numbers.
UK sizes 8-18
Skill level - Intermediate
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.
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.