Alice & Co Patterns Adele Apron Dress

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Buy the Adele Apron Dress sewing pattern from Alice & Co Patterns. Adele has all the utility-chic of an apron but fits like a dress. The unique panelled wrap-around design incorporates discreet bust, waist and hip shaping to accommodate different body shapes and sizes. The pattern comes together quickly, with options for extra flourishes such as top stitching, in-seam button-holes, and inset patch pockets. The straps can be attached and tied in multiple ways – straight, crossed, twisted, halter…There are also lots of ways to tie the dress around the waist for different looks. This a practical design that looks just as cool behind the kitchen counter as it does sitting at a bar stool. What are you waiting for? Time to stir up your version!

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). Choose sizes 6-16 or sizes 16-22. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: For a classic apron-style, choose a firm fabric like denim, cotton twill or linen. Lighter-weight cottons will also work well for summer; wool suiting or corduroy would be very smart for a winter pinafore version. For a more luxurious slinky look, try a heavy crepe. 

Fabric requirements:

Sizes 6-16: 110 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2 m (2 1/4 yd) // 140 cm (56″) wide fabric: 1.7 m (2 yd).

Sizes 16-22: 110 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.3 m (2 1/2 yd) // 140 cm (56″) wide fabric: 2 m (2 1/4 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 22. Please check the size chart.

Notions: Fasteners: 2 or 4 buttons to attach the straps, at least 2 cm (3/4″) diameter. Or braces clips. // Interfacing: If you are using a fine fabric, interface the straps, waist ties and pocket tops with a lightweight interfacing. You will need approx. 50 cm (20″). // Ribbons: If you don’t want to make your own straps and/or waist ties, you could use a wide grosgrain ribbon or cotton webbing – not too soft or too stiff so that it ties nicely. You will need approx. 1.5 m (1 3/4 yd) for the shoulder straps and approx. 2.5 m (3 yd) for waist ties.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions in A4 and US letter formats; A4 print-at-home pattern (24 pages for sizes 6-16, 24 pages for sizes 16-22); US letter print-at-home pattern (25 pages for sizes 6-16, 30 pages for sizes 16-22); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets for sizes 6-16, 2 sheets for sizes 16-22). Note: You must print this pattern in colour.

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Additional information


Drape, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen, Wools

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 16 – 22 (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 6 – 16 (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

24 Pages

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