The Sun Dress

The Avid Seamstress


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Buy the Sun dress sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress, a great pattern for a confident beginner. Perfect for all year round, it‘s a great look for warmer months when you need a dress that‘s smart enough for the office yet stylish enough for weekend brunch. Throw a casual jacket or cardigan over the dress when the weather is cooler. Team it with some luxury fabric and you‘ll also have your go-to formal dress for a range of occasions from wedding guest to evening events. The Sun Dress features a fitted bodice with a square neckline, wide modern straps and a button-down front. A pleated skirt with pockets offers a fun, flattering silhouette as well as comfort and practicality for your day-to-day activities. The wide skirt hem finishes the look. The dress is fastened by a concealed zipper at the back.

What we think: We love the simple shape of this dress and it’s a great one for summer, make it in a cotton for a relaxed summer dress or a jacquard for a special occasion.

Suggested Fabrics: The Sun Dress is suitable for light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, chambray and linen. Consider making The Sun Dress in light-weight striped linen for a classic take on the French Riviera style!

Fabric requirements112cm or 44″ wide fabric // size 6 to 12 – 2.4m, size 14 to 20 – 2.5m. * Size 22 needs to be fitted onto 114cm or 45″ wide fabric and would require 2.5m. 145cm or 57″ wide fabric // size 6 to 12 – 2m, size 14 to 22 – 2.4m.

Sizing: UK 6 – 22. Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread, 41cm/16″ invisible zipper, four 2cm buttons, 25cm/20″ iron on interfacing.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Jacquard / Brocade, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Pattern format


Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 2 / US 00 / EU 30, 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

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