Sudley dress and blouse

Megan Nielsen

£16.50

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Reversible loose fit blouse and gathered waist dress. Pattern features keyhole cut out, ties, a peter pan collar and three sleeve lengths. Can be worn with keyhole in the front or back.

Version 1 is a blouse with above elbow sleeves and a peter pan collar. Version 2 is a cropped blouse with short sleeves. Version 3 is an empire waist dress with gathered skirt and ¾ length sleeves.

Skill: 3/5

Sizing: XS-XL (each pattern includes all sizes).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information

Fabric

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

Size

8, 10, 12, 14, 16

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

One to two days

Pattern format

PAPER

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  1. 5 out of 5 Super comfy!

    joy.margot

    I chose this pattern as I knew the loose fit would be perfect over Christmas (HELLO cheese and mince pies) and I thought it would be a pretty quick sew. It took longer than expected as there’s a lot of hand finishing but I actually really enjoyed it!

    I chose a medium weight chambray fabric from my stash and lined the bodice in Liberty tana lawn scraps. I didn’t bother lining the skirt due to the weight of my main fabric. My measurements put me between an XS and S, but I opted for an XS due to the loose shape over the waist and hips. As the dress on the front of the pattern looks really short, I added 2cm to the length and added in-seam pockets to the skirt, as always.

    The main construction is incredibly simple as there’s no darts or fastenings. I hand stitched the lining around the sleeves and waist and love how neat and professional it looks on the inside. The sleeves looked a little baggy on me and it didn’t look right in my heavier fabric, so I drafted a skinny cuff to pull them in and I love how this looks!

    I’m delighted with my finished dress and have worn it a few times already. Next time, I would make the bodice a little longer, or use the cropped blouse line on the pattern. I’d also like to try adding elastic to the waistline with a lighter weight fabric.

    Full blog post available at https://pinkcoatclub.com/blogs/news/megan-nielsen-sudley-dress

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  2. Sudley dress and blouse

    JennyDIY

    The Sudley dress is a quick, easy make. I chose crushed velvet for this version and cut out size S. There were no fitting adjustments during the process, but I found the bodice was a few inches too short on me as my bust is larger than a C cup! I only lined the bodice on this version as the weight of the fabric used was not as light as the pattern suggests. Instead of cutting my own ties, I chose velvet ribbons attached to hook and eye fasteners which worked equally as well. Overall this is a great pattern and extremely versatile. It’s comfortable and stylish and I can’t wait to make more!

    Full review: http://www.jenny-diy.com/2018/01/pattern-review-sudley-dress-by-megan.html

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  3. Sudley dress and blouse

    English Girl At Home

    Sudley Dress Version 3 in size XS, with the sleeves from Version 1.

    Knit fabric purchased from Birmingham Rag Market.

    The Sudley pattern is designed for wovens, but it’s a good candidate for substituting for knits due to the loose fit and absence of darts or fastenings. I only made one change to the pattern/construction as a result of using a knit fabric; the pattern instructs you prepare skirts pieces in both main and lining fabrics and attach these to the main and lining bodices respectively. Due to the weight of my fabric, I felt that the weight of the skirt piece was likely to stretch out the bodice, so I only cut a skirt in the main fabric (not the lining) and attached this to both main and lining bodices for extra support. As suggested by the pattern, I cinched in the waist of the dress by attaching elastic around the waistband.

    The pattern works best in a fabric with lots of drape like this.

    Full blog post here: https://englishgirlathome.com/2016/06/14/sudley-two-ways/

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  4. Sudley dress and blouse

    English Girl At Home

    Sudley Blouse V1, minus the collar, size XS.

    Made in a border print (mystery fabric type!) purchased as a coupon in Paris.

    The pattern works best in a fabric with lots of drape like this.

    Full blog post here: https://englishgirlathome.com/2016/06/14/sudley-two-ways/

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  5. Sudley dress and blouse

    English Girl At Home

    I made Version 1 in size XS.

    Quick to sew, with loads of variations included in the pattern.

    Because it needs to be loose fitting in order to be reversible, the Sudley pattern would actually suit a drapey fabric better than this cotton lawn – which results in a more boxy silhouette.

    Full blog post here: https://englishgirlathome.com/2016/04/17/sudley-blouse-elsewhere/

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