Orchid Midi Dress PDF

Chalk and Notch


Buy the Orchid Midi dress sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch. The Orchid Midi Dress is a wrap bodice with a midi length skirt. View A has ruffle sleeves. View B has long sleeves with a gathered cap and wrist. It comes with two bust cup options: A/B and C/D. The Orchid Midi is designed to work with the Parasol Jumpsuit by Ensemble Patterns for added combinations (coming soon!).

Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven fabric with nice drape e.g. Rayon Challis, Rayon Crepe, Rayon Voile, Cotton Lawn, Cotton Voile, Cotton Shirting, Linen, Double Gauze.

Fabric requirements: 115cm wide // 3.6m – 4.5m (4 yards – 5 yards), 150cm wide // 2.7m – 3.4m (3 yards – 3 3/4 yards).

Sizing: 0-24, approx. UK 8 – 24. Two cup size options: A/B and C/D. Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 1/2 yard (0.4 M) of Lining for pocket bags, 1 yard (0.9 M) of Tricot fusible interfacing or light weight fusible interfacing, 1 yard of 1/2” (1.2 cm) elastic, 3/4 yard 3/8” (1 cm) elastic: VIEW B ONLY, Safety Pin.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Print at Home Paper Size: US Letter & A4, Copy Shop Files Included: A0 3 sheets & US Copy Shop 36″ x 89″, Layers Function Included: YES.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 2 / US 00 / EU 30, UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, 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

Pattern format


PDF Printing

72 pages

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    5 out of 5 Orchid Midi Dress


    This might be the prettiest dress I’ve ever made. The pattern is drafted so well and has such a great fit. I’ve added a bit of length to my sleeves, bodice and skirt because I’m tall. Plus I lowered the front slit a bit. The fabric is this light weight rayon twill, which has perfect drape for this dress but it’s very tricky to work with. I love that the long sleeve option has the perfect amount of minimal puff/gathering on the sleeve cap. The tutorial is excellent and you will be in very good hands here.

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    5 out of 5 Orchid Wrap Dress


    I was attracted to the Orchid Wrap Dress as I loved its floaty style and the long sleeves. I was looking for a dress for the springtime and this one has turned out to be perfect. I made mine in a viscose which meant it has beautiful drape.
    The instructions were comprehensive and the bodice part in particular is beautifully drafted with lots of tailoring details that make it feel like a special make.
    The extra details mean that the construction took maybe 5-6 hours but I think this dress is definitely worth it.
    Ive already bought fabric to make a summer version with short sleeves.

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    5 out of 5 My favourite dress pattern!


    I have made this dress once and I know I will be making it many more times – I just love it! I foolishly only ordered 2m of fabric and with shortening the length. removing the pockets and some creative cutting I managed to get the long sleeved version out of just 2m! It looks stylish and put-together but is supremely comfortable thanks to the elasticated waist and cuffs. I would recommend this pattern to anybody and will definitely be making more versions! (my blog sewstainability.wordpress.com has more info about the changes I made to get this out of 2m if anybody is interested!)

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