Sorrel Dress

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


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Buy the Sorrel Dress sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. Sorrel is a fresh take on the classic shirt-waist dress, seamlessly pairing vintage elements with modern design. It has inclusive sizing, A to D cups and pockets!

Shaped with double open-ended darts around the bodice and skirt waistline, Sorrel’s relaxed silhouette and sleek skirt provide the illusion of a fitted garment with all the comfort of a shift-style dress. A simple foldout collar frames the face, creating a gentle V neckline, and grown-on sleeves lend a casual vintage vibe. Layer Sorrel with fitted long sleeves and boots for cool weather, or make it up in double gauze or flowing cotton lawn for a lightweight summer garment.

View 1 includes a separate button placket, great for playing with prints and different fabric layouts. View 2 has a grown-on button placket, helping keep the design simple and the construction straightforward.

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 (PDF pattern is available to download immediately after purchase with digital instructions. The printed A0 copy shop pattern is dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Suitable for a wide range of light to medium-weight woven fabrics with some drape. Choose any of your favourite fabrics from cotton lawn, voile and poplin to linen, tencel and double gauze. Rayon and silk would make a lightweight and graceful Sorrel, while mid-weight denim and corduroy would lend themselves to a more structured garment.

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

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6 – 14, 1.75 m (1.92 yards) // Sizes 16 – 24, 2.25 m (2.46 yards)

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Sizes 6 – 14, 2.25 m (2.46 yards) // Sizes 16 – 24, 2.5 m (2.73 yards)

Sizing: UK 6 – 24 with A, B, C and D cups. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing, approx. 49 x 90 cm (19 3/4″ x 35 1/2″); eleven 1.5 cm  (5/8″) or 2 cm (3/4″) wide buttons or snaps; optional: one hook and eye or invisible sew-on press stud; matching and/or contrast thread.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; digital pattern that can be printed on both A4 and US letter size paper; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


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

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

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

62 Pages

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