The Avid Seamstress Sun Dress

The Avid Seamstress


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Buy the Sun Dress sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress. The Sun Dress is perfect for all year round. It’s a great look for the warmer months when you need a dress that’s smart enough for the office yet stylish enough for weekend brunch. Then throw a casual jacket or cardigan over the dress when the weather is cooler. Team it with some luxury fabric and you’ll also have your go-to formal dress for special occasions and evening events!

The Sun Dress features a fitted bodice with a square neckline, wide straps and a button front. A pleated skirt with pockets creates a lovely silhouette as well as comfort and practicality for your day-to-day activities. A wide hem finishes the look. The dress is fastened by a concealed zipper at the back.

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?

What we think: We love the simple shape of this dress. Make it in a cotton for a relaxed summer dress or in a jacquard for a special occasion.

Suggested fabrics: The Sun Dress is suitable for light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, chambray and linen. Consider making it in lightweight striped linen for a classic take on French Riviera style!

Fabric requirements: 112 cm wide fabric (sizes 6 – 20 only): 2.4 – 2.5 m // 114 cm wide fabric: 2.4 – 2.5 m // 145 cm wide fabric: 2 – 2.4 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; 41 cm (16″) invisible zipper; four 2 cm buttons; 25 cm (20″) 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, Linen

Make time

All day

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

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

30 pages

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