The Mayberry Dress PDF

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


Buy the Mayberry dress sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade, a vintage inspired button down dress with a gathered waist. The pattern features and off centre button placket, bust darts and a drawstring waist with ties at the front. There are inset sleeves that come in three different lengths, choose sweet turn & hem short sleeves, or add a little drama with the 3/4 & long sleeves that gather gently at the narrow cuff. With A, B, C & D cups as well as clever inset pockets, Mayberry is a perfect project for confident beginner seamstresses.

What we think: we love the details on this pattern and the off centre placket really makes the the dress.

Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight wovens such as cotton, cotton lawn or viscose.

Fabric Requirements:

Short Sleeves: Sizes 6-14: 150cm wide – 2.25m | 115cm wide –  2.5m || Sizes 16-24: 150cm wide – 2.5m | 115cm wide –  2.75m.

3/4 Sleeves: Sizes 6-14: 150cm wide – 2.25m | 115cm wide –  2.75m || Sizes 16-24: 150cm wide – 2.75m | 115cm wide –  3m.

Long Sleeves: Sizes 6-14: 150cm wide – 2.5m | 115cm wide –  3m ||Sizes 16-24: 150cm wide – 3m | 115cm wide –  3.25m.

Sizing: UK 6-24.  Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

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

PDF pattern includes: Copy shop file, A4 and US Letter paper formats.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen


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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


PDF Printing

100 Pages

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    5 out of 5 A needlecord Mayberry


    The Mayberry dress by Jennifer Lauren Handmade is a companion dress to the Quincy- meaning all pieces can be interchanged! I love this concept and wish more companies did this- owning both patterns means you get a choice of pocket types (in-seam or slanted) , panelled or simple A line skirt, bodices (V-front or asymmetrical closure) sleeves (short, 3/4 or long) and plain and yoked back. I actually wish the concept had been pushed a little further- perhaps with an alternative to drawstring closure or a different skirt shape?

    As I’ve made a few Quincy dresses this time I decided to make the straight Mayberry dress- overlapping front, 3/4 cuffed sleeve, simple skirt and back. The pattern includes multiple cup size which is such a bonus. I made a 6B grading out a little at the waist. I’ve made a lot of JLH patterns so I know this size combination fits me really well with no adjustments needed. The dress is quite simple to construct and the instructions are very good. The only thing I didn’t love was the way the sleeve cuff was sewn on- it seemed really fiddly and quite hard to get even gathers. Having said that I do love the result and the sleeve.

    I used a plaid needlecord from Seasalt and it was such a great fabric for this dress- the dress is cosy and perfect for winter. It was my first time pattern matching plaid and it went well across the front overlap (one of the skirt side seams is a different story but as the fabric is quite dark I don’t think non-sewists notice at all!). I really love the finished dress, in particular I like the interesting neckline with the overlap! I will definitely make this dress again in the future- it’s pretty but very effortless to wear.

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    This was my first pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade and I loved her instructions, so easy to understand and it was a really fun make. Having cup sizes is a beautiful thing and it meant I had no trouble with the fit. I love that this pattern can look so different with fabric choice and has multiple sleeve lengths, and the gathered sleeve are so pretty. I’m definitely going to make another for the summer! If you want anymore details, check out my instagram @isewyousee

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    The Mayberry Dress by JenniferLaurenHandmade

    I bought the PDF version of this dress during one of the flash sales, if I recall correctly, before Christmas but had to wait for my sewjo to come back after the festivities before I actually got around to sewing it. This is a lovely casual everyday summer dress with the essential pockets that most of us love in our dresses, with 3 sleeve variations – I chose to make the short sleeved option. Having made the Laneway Dress I knew that Jennifer’s instructions would be spot on and the pattern layout and printing (if printing yourself at home) would be straightforward. Again the pattern is sized for 6 – 24 and gives the option for A, B, C or D busts in the bodice and I knew that I would be a size 8 with a D bust. I am 5’1” and a size 8 and I made absolutely no changes to the pattern at all and it fit like a dream. It took me a while to decide on what fabric to use but I finally settled on a lightweight, very soft viscose which has worked really well and gives a lovely drape to the skirt and bodice. I had a bit of a black out when it came to cutting the facings and bodice front pieces and so ended up with the button placket on the opposite side to the pattern itself however this doesn’t bother me at all. As you can see from the pictures I used shiny black buttons and black ribbon for the waist tie – although I may swap this out for black woven tape at a future date as the ribbon has no give in it which means it cuts in a bit when I sit down. The construction is very straightforward and although the off centre button up section on the bodice looks complicated it isn’t at all and in fact the dress is so easy to get on and off over my head that I will probably miss off the buttonholes and just sew the buttons on through both bodice pieces next time. The channel for the tie at the waist is made by leaving a larger seam allowance when joining the bodice to the skirt and this again was an extremely easy process to follow. I feel this would be great for an intermediate beginner or indeed a beginner who has already inserted sleeves and added buttonholes. I can definitely see myself making a few more of these.

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    I have just made this Mayberry dress from lovely viscose.

    I love the shape of the dress and the sizing is perfect for plus size sewing with plenty of space in the arms and addition bust sizes to choose from!

    For my full review check out my blog on

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    The Mayberry Dress


    The Mayberry is a nice twist on the shirt-waister, it’s USP is the asymmetric front, no collar and a drawstring waist. There are 3 sleeve variations, I’ve made the long gathered sleeve which looks very pretty and there are the essential pockets in the side seams. It would be good for an intermediate sewer as it requires concentration on getting the front correct although the instructions and illustrations are very good. The set-in sleeves and the waistband casing aren’t too difficult. I made it in a plain. slightly drapey fabric which works well but it would look lovely in a pattern. Overall I’m pleased with it and will make more. I’ve written a blog with more info and photos which you can find here,

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    The Mayberry Dress


    I was a pattern tester for the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Mayberry Dress a few months ago and made this version from a lovely floral cotton from Fabricland.

    The pattern is a great make. As with her recent Laneway pattern, the Mayberry comes with four different cup size options for easier fitting. The bodice buttons up to enable access and there is a tie waist.

    It is a lovely day dress and would look equally nice in a rayon. I’ll definitely be making more of these.

    For more details and a full pattern review, head on over to my blog

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