Friday Pattern Company Hughes Dress

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Buy the Hughes Dress sewing pattern from Friday Pattern Company. The Hughes is the perfect everyday dress. It features Viennese seams, gathered sleeves, and a gorgeous scoop neckline. The bodice is lined and the skirt has an A-line sweep. It buttons up the front and has an adjustable lace-up tie in the back. The tie can be cinched in or loosened depending on desired fit. The Hughes Dress is designed to be a timeless style with beautiful construction details that can be treasured for generations.

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). Choose sizes XS-XXL or sizes 1X-7X. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: The Hughes Dress is designed for woven fabrics. You will get a different look depending on the fabric you select. A drapey rayon or silk will give a more elegant dressy look, while a more sturdy fabric like a linen will give you a gorgeous everyday dress. We encourage you to be creative and daring with fabric, any dress weight woven fabric is suitable.

Fabric requirements: You may need to purchase extra if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.

Main: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 3.33 – 4.7 yd (3 – 4.3 m) // 54-60″ (137-152 cm) wide fabric: 2.4 – 4 yd (2.2 – 3.7 m).

Lining: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 1.7 yd (0.9 – 1.6 m) // 54-60″ (137-152 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 1.33 yd (0.9 – 1.2 m).

Sizing: XS – 7X (approx. UK 6 – 34) with bust sizes A/B and C/D. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

This dress has a relaxed fit. It is not loose, but it is designed to skim the body instead of clinging. It is tea length with the hem hitting a few inches above the ankle. The waist has a bit of added ease so that the adjustable tie at the back can cinch it in, or be loosened when you want a little bit of extra space. This dress was drafted using sample measurements for a height of 5’6″.

Notions: Matching thread; 1 yd lightweight fusible interfacing; eleven 1/2″-1″ (1.3 cm- 2.5 cm) buttons; small safety pin or tube turning tool.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern (37 pages for XS-XXL, 48 pages for 1X-7X); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets for XS-XXL, 3 sheets for 1X-7X).

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



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, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60, UK 34 / US 30 / EU 62

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 1X – 7X (£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES XS – XXL (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

37 pages (sizes XS-XXL), 48 pages (sizes 1X-7X)

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