True Bias Calvin Wrap Dress and Top

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Buy the Calvin Wrap Dress and Top sewing pattern from True Bias. Calvin is a wrap dress and top with exposed bias binding that extends into long ties to form a bow closure. It has rings and sliders which create adjustable shoulder straps for an easy fit. View A is a short top that hits approximately two inches below the natural waist. View B is a straight dress that hits at mid calf.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– 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). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight woven fabrics that press well such as linen, chambray, rayon challis, silk crepe de chine, and cotton.

Fabric requirements: Extra fabric will be required for pattern/print matching or adding length.

View A Top: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric (sizes 0-14 only): 0.75 – 1.2 yd (0.7 – 1.1 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 0.75 – 1.2 yd (0.7 – 1.1 m).

View B Dress: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric (sizes 0-14 only): 2.5 yd (2.3 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 2.2 – 2.5 yd (2 – 2.3 m).

Bias binding: 45″ (114 cm) and 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 1 yd (0.9 m).

Sizing: 0 – 18 (approx. UK 8 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Coordinating thread; hand sewing needle; 2 of each: 1/2″ bra ring and sliders // Optional: One 1/4″ sew-on snap.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern (30 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets); US copy shop pattern (36″ x 72″).

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


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

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

30 pages

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