Elegance meets comfort with the Turner Dress! This everyday favorite features a softly flared skirt and a feminine lined v-neck bodice. There are three sleeve lengths - short, three-quarter and long - and whether you make it in cozy merino jersey or lightweight rayon jersey, this pattern will carry you through every season with style!
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Main: Knit fabric such as rayon jersey, cotton jersey or ITY, with at least 50% crosswise stretch.
Lining: Use main fabric, or a similar or lighter weight knit.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint needle, 1.5 yards (1.4 meters) clear ¼" (6mm) elastic, twin needle (optional).
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home (on A4 or Letter sized paper) or at a copy shop (A0 or US 36" wide sizes). Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 12 pages (3.8 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 28 pages (0.4 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (0.3 MB each)
I love this dress! It's a simple make but very stylish. I made a size 16 C/D cup. It's like wearing secret pajamas. The instructions are very clear and the pieces matched well. I'm planning a few more of these in different fabrics for occasions and casual
Cashmerette where have you been all my sewing life? Nearing 60 now, been sewing since 7th grade. Even when I was 17 and nearly skinny I had more curves than the average pattern sloper allows. I've sewn most of my own clothes, including for professional dress, for decades and have NEVER made a pattern (or one that fit) without adjusting for full bust. The Turner Dress? Fit first time, no adjustments (G/H bust). Ive made several now of variety of fabrics (ponte, ITY, unspecified end of bolt something-something) and have only adjusted neckline and sleeve length. Thank You- ThAnK yOu- thank you!!
I was worried about sewing with jersey but this pattern was brilliant and full of helpful tips. A really good range of sizing options, especially with the different cup sizes. I love my final dress, I'm already making my next one!
I am a beginner curvy sewist. I have no idea how to alter patterns to make them fit better which usually results in a lot of cursing and tossing the garment (and a lot of money on fabric, zips, buttons, etc. ) into the trash. So....imagine my surprise when my first attempt turned out a dress that I ROUTINELY wear to work! The pattern was easy, but add to it the online tutorial (which I would love to have subtitled since I am hearing impaired) and I made the first version of this dress in just over 4 hours. WIN! I would give the pattern more stars if they were available. Way to go Cashmerette--you are two for two with me!
Nice and easy