Tulip Dress

By Sew Different

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SIZESfrom 12 UK / 8 US to 12 UK / 8 US
FORMATPDF / Paper
DIFFICULTYAdvanced Beginner
BODY SHAPEAll body shapes / Apple / Athletic / Hourglass / Pear / Strawberry
PATTERN TYPEDress / FREE
SEWING TIMEAll day / Half a day
FABRIC TYPECottons / Chambray / Flannel / Crepe / Georgette / Jersey / Knits / Linen / Rayon / Viscose / Challis / Silk

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I have done so many draughts of this dress and have finally honed it to perfection. Again, it is VERY easy to make. There are just two pieces to sew together, a couple of darts and a tuck at the front. There are step by step instructions here that you can print out onto A4 paper.

It looks good in a linen for a summer style, or really beautiful in a silk for an evening look. (I also have plans to make it in denim next – watch this space.) This soft tulip shape is very this season and really comfortable and easy to wear. I love the slight bubble hem and it is surprisingly flattering – although I would cut it a bit shorter if you are smaller me (5ft 8)...

It’s made here in a very soft and slightly silky fabric (probably viscose) from John Lewis. If you used something like a cotton instead you would find that the tulip shape was much stronger.

All my free sewing patterns are made to fit a UK size 12, but can be easily adjusted at key points to go larger or smaller. Have a look at the Making a pattern fit page for how to do it.

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