Sheath Dress

The Avid Seamstress


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Buy the Sheath dress sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress, a fantastic dress for a beginner maker. The pattern features a flattering neckline, elasticated waist and the dress has grown on sleeves. There are also options for in seam and patch pockets.

What we think: This dress is perfect for a beginner, there is little to do in terms of fit and the grown on sleeves make the construction really easy.

Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight to medium weight woven fabrics including cottons, rayon and crepe.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

Details: scroll through the images to see pictures of the front and back of the pattern envelope.

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Additional information


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


8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format


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  1. The Sheath Dress


    I really love this dress! I chose a size 3, which is a UK size 12 and it fits me perfectly. The dress is quite loose fitting and has an elasticated waist. I have never made a similar dress before and I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t like the elastic on my waist but turns out it is a lovely feature and adds a nice shaping to the whole garment.
    he instructions were amazing and very easy to follow, with detailed explainations for every step and every technique. This is one of the reasons I think this pattern is perfect for beginners!
    You can see more photos and read my detailed review on my blog:

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