Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Dress

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Buy the Zadie Dress sewing pattern from Paper Theory Patterns. The Zadie Dress is a relaxed and easy to wear wrap dress version of the Zadie Jumpsuit. It wraps around the body and is held in place securely with a tie belt so there is no need for buttons or a zip, nor too many fitting issues as it can be tightened or loosened to suit. The dress can be sleeveless with a dropped shoulder or have wide 3/4 length sleeves. The skirt is midi length and has in-seam side pockets. The neck edge is finished with bias binding.

Note: You can also make a Zadie Dress using the Zadie Jumpsuit + Zadie Dress Expansion patterns.

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?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: One of the pattern pieces has been split (to fit on the A0 sheet) and will need to be joined together.

Suggested fabricsThis pattern was designed especially for woven, medium weight fabrics like cotton and linen and would look great in fabric that has a draped quality like a crepe, viscose twill or satin. Light fabrics like double gauze or cotton lawn would be particularly suited to the gathers. It is possible to make this in knit or stretch fabrics like jersey but the binding technique around the neck is tricky in a stretch fabric so be warned that would take the difficulty degree up a few notches.

Fabric requirementsAll calculations are on a single lay. If you want to cut your fabric on the fold, increase consumption by 35 cm (0.4 yd) for all sizes. For Option B (sleeveless), reduce consumption by 35 cm (0.4 yd) for all sizes.

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.70 – 4.18 m (2.95 – 4.57 yd).

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.13 – 3.46 m (2.33 – 3.78 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 28 (approx. UK 6 – 30, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

This pattern was drafted for the height of 170 cm (5’7″) and a C bust cup. However, the pattern was sampled with models who had A, C and DD bust cups, and no fitting alterations were necessary for any of these cup sizes.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (58 pages for sizes 6-20, 67 pages for sizes 16-28); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets); US copy shop pattern (4 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Knits, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


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

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

58 pages, 67 pages

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