Sorrel Dress

Jennifer Lauren Handmade



PDF available now – paper pattern coming soon!

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.

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.

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

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

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Additional information


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


PDF Printing

62 Pages

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