Southport dress

True Bias


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Buy the Southport dress sewing pattern from True Bias, is the perfect beach cover up. It has a button opening at centre front and a drawstring waist with inseam pockets. View A hits 20” from the waist. View B is maxi length and hits 42” from the waist and includes a centre front slit.

What We Think: This dress is perfect for the summer, it’s a simple shape but has a fantastic detailing with the button up front and the drawstring cinches you in at the wait.

Suggested Fabrics: Light weight, woven fabrics with movement such as cotton voile, rayon challis, crepe de chine, and lightweight linen.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


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


2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Sewing level


Make time

One to two days

Pattern format


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  1. ElenaSews

    This is my second (finished) Southport. (There was a third but I made a size down which wasn’t going to fit so gave up.) I made it in a gorgeous Seasalt cotton voile.
    I made the size 14, I have a short body and found the neck line a little low on my first version, so removed 2 inches from the front bodice straps. I also scooped out the arm scythes by a 3/4 inch and lengthened the skirt by 2 inches.

    I am very pleased with the alterations as its a perfect fit now! It has been so lovely to wear in this hot weather!

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