Friday Pattern Company Saltwater Slip Dress

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Buy the Saltwater Slip Dress sewing pattern from Friday Pattern Company. The Saltwater is a simple slip dress with adjustable straps that can be layered or worn on its own. The pattern comes with two length options: above the knee, and tea length (with side slits). It also comes with optional side ties to add a bit of waist shaping. Wear this slip over a tee shirt, under a sheer dress, or on its own! The pattern comes in sizes XS – 7X and includes cup size options (B/C and C/D). This is a pullover dress with no closures. You’ll want to make this easy-to-sew slip again and again!

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 B/C or C/D cup size. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: The Saltwater Slip Dress is designed for light to mid-weight woven fabrics. Fabrics with a bit of drape will give you more of the classic slip look. Rayon challis, silk, lawn, voile, lightweight linen are all great fabrics for this garment.

Fabric requirements: 

Long dress: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 2.67 – 3.63 yd (2.38 – 3.3 m) // 54″-60″ (137-162 cm) wide fabric: 1.88 – 3.1 yd (1.7 – 2.88 m).

Short dress: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 1.66 – 2.5 yd (1.5 – 2.3 m) // 54″-60″ (137-162 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 2.2 yd (0.9 – 2 m).

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

Sizing: XS – 7X (approx. UK 6 – 34, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

The Saltwater Slip Dress has subtle shaping but is a bit loose. It features adjustable straps as well as optional side ties for adding more shape. Depending on the fit you want there are likely multiple sizes that will work for you! The designer recommends identifying the size of your bust and the size of your hips and blending between sizes if needed. If you want a looser fit for layering shirts underneath, consider sizing up. The pattern includes B/C and C/D cup front pieces – chose the option closer to the bra cup size you wear.

Notions: 3/8″ (9.5 mm) lingerie strap slides and rings set; matching thread // Optional: 3/8″ (1 cm) bias tape maker.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (35 pages for each cup size); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets for each cup size). This pattern has layers so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

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, 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 B/C CUP (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop C/D CUP (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

35 Pages

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