The Avid Seamstress The Gathered Dress

The Avid Seamstress


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Buy The Gathered Dress sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress. The Gathered Dress has been created with the modern woman in mind. From the school run to the office, you’ll feel stylishly smart yet comfortable wearing it. The dress has a slim front silhouette with a gathered waist at the back. Other features include shoulder darts, raglan sleeves with two length options and an invisible zip.

A matching children’s version is available here.

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). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight woven fabrics such as denim, chambray, crepe, silk, viscose and cotton.

Fabric requirements: 112 cm wide fabric: 2.7 – 3 m // 145 cm wide fabric: 2 – 2.7 m // Allow extra fabric to match one-way designs, plaids or stripes.

Sizing: UK 6 – 22. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; 56 cm (22″) invisible zipper; 1 m of 5 mm elastic for gathering; 0.25 m of iron-on interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (30 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (32 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets).

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, 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

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

30 pages

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