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.
This A-line dress creates a classically flattering silhouette with pretty V neck, fitted bodice, flirty skirt shape and loose sleeves. The dress has a zip at the back. Optional inner pockets and short/long skirt variations included. Cover image in long skirt version
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.
Pattern sizes - UK 6 - UK 22
Skill level - Intermediate / confident beginner
Suggested Fabrics - Lightweight to medium weight fabrics - wovens, chambray, crepes, silk, viscose & cottons.
Supplies Needed - Fabric, thread, 56cm/22in invisible zipper