The 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 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-down front. A pleated skirt with pockets offers a fun, flattering 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?

What we think: We love the simple shape of this dress, and it’s a great one for summer. 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; US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Jacquard / Brocade, Linen

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

Pattern format


PDF Printing

31 Pages

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