Appleton Dress

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Pattern format

Meet the Appleton Dress, your new wardrobe staple. This classic knit wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!

Product information


Advanced beginner


0-16, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.

This pattern is also available in sizes 12-32 (sold separately).


Light to midweight knit fabric such as jersey or ITY, with at least 50% crosswise stretch. 


Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 6 inches (15 cm) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional).  

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Customer Reviews

Based on 65 reviews
Carolina de Almeida

Great resources and instructions, wish I had more on grading between sizes and how that impacts facings. Neckline is low for my frame (maybe because I’m petite).

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Kate Smith
Fabulous frock

Fantastic to finally have a pattern that fits my boobs but doesn’t drown me 👍

Didge Tobin
Great pattern

I got the Appleton dress as part of a Guthrie & Ghani kit. The dress was easy to make and the instructions very clear, it fits well even though I am not that curvy. The only issue I have is the ties tangling up with everything in the wash - need to knot first!

Beautiful, easy to sew

I normally sew dresses with a fuller shape through the hips, but my teacher daughter needed professional dresses and I let her pick the pattern. Disclosure - I hadn't sewn a knit garment in decades. This went together super easy. I measured carefully and didn't make a toile because we were short on time. It came out beautifully. She loves it and I will be making a couple for myself and my other daughter.

Imah Effiong
I love this dress!

I’ve tried other wrap dresses but this dress is it! It fits like a glove as if it was actually fit to my body which I can barely do as a beginner sewist. It felt like the fit pattern was designed for my plus size body which is very difficult. I can’t wait to make more Appleton dresses and I’m excited to use my other cashmerette patterns.