French Navy Fleetwood Dress

French Navy


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Buy the Fleetwood Dress sewing pattern from French Navy. The Fleetwood Dress is a versatile piece to accompany you through the seasons. The button-up bodice is gently shaped by side panels which, coupled with the back and front yokes, offer ample opportunity for creativity and customisation in the form of colour-blocking or pattern interplay. Alternatively, for those in pursuit of a minimalist aesthetic, sew the Fleetwood in a solid colour to highlight these subtle details.

View A has a more bohemian feel, featuring a two-tiered gathered skirt that sits just below the natural waist, while View B, with its dropped-waist and single gathered skirt is a modern, tomboyish take on the flapper silhouette. Both views have 3/4 length sleeves with a placket and cuff to facilitate rolling them up should temperatures rise.

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). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Style A is best suited to light to medium weight woven fabrics with or without drape, although fabric without drape will result in a more structured and voluminous silhouette. Light weight woven fabrics and/or those with some degree of drape are suggested for Style B.

Fabric requirements: 

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: View A: 1.7 – 2.3 m (1.9 – 2.5 yd) // View B: 1.6 – 1.7 m (1.7 – 1.9 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: View A (sizes A-B only): 2.3 m (2.5 yd) // View B: 2 – 2.4 m (2.2 – 2.6 yd).

Sizing: A – H (approx. UK 6 – 18). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

The Fleetwood Dress is drafted for a height of 171 cm (5’7″).

Notions: Thread; seven or eight 1 cm (3/8″) buttons, depending on which style you make; 55 cm x 5 cm (22″ x 2″) piece of lightweight fusible interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (40 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 long sheet). The pattern files are layered so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

One to two days

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

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

40 Pages

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