Upton Dress

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Pattern format

Make a statement in the Upton Dress, a fit and flare dress tailored for curves with cup sizes C-H. Finding fitted bodices can be hard when you have big boobs, but this gorgeous dress will fit your bust beautifully as well as the rest of your body—no major adjustments required.

The Upton Dress puts the design in your hands, as you choose from a scooped or V-neck, high or low back, and a gored skirt or deep, dramatic box-pleats. The pattern features a fully lined bodice (with a cleverly clean-finished zipper), and hidden pockets for every eventuality.

Let your creativity shine, while the Upton takes you from brunch to cocktails in style!

Want to add additional sleeve, bodice, and skirt options to your Upton Dress? Try the Upton Dress & Skirt Mix and Match Expansion Pack which has more options to create over 350 styles!

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Cup sizes from C to H
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
  • A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet

Want to see how this pattern will look on you? Sketch your plans on a body outline croquis that's custom made to your measurements with MyBodyModel. Learn more » 

Product information


Advanced beginner


12 to 32, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H); includes 40-62” bust and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.


Main fabric: Woven fabric such as cotton, linen, double gauze or upholstery fabric. Heavier fabrics will give a more structured look. 

Lining: Lightweight woven such as cotton lawn, rayon bemberg or silk crepe de chine. 

Optional: interfacing for waistband (if using a lightweight fabric).


Universal needle, 22" invisible zip.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews

While I have only been sewing for about 4 months, the easy-to-follow instructions and photos helped me make this dress! I made the version with the pleated skirt - it turned out so cute and I have gotten so many compliments! I plan on making another and experimenting with sleeves. I had a great time challenging myself to make this!

Eva Weiand
The Bedrock of many of my dresses

I love the Upton so much! Once I had the bodice fitted to my body, it's become my go to pattern to branch out from.
For my niece's wedding I attached a pencil skirt to the bodice in a bright cotton sateen stretch and got so many compliments for my dress, which cost me around 30$ but made me look like a million bucks!
The pleated skirt has been hacked into many a colourful skirt as well.

All in all, this has been a return on investment, both in terms of time and money, that all the other patterns in my collection can only dream of!

Elizabeth Horst

According the measurements I was one size. Infact they said if should have been tight and it was 4 sizes to big

Hi Elizabeth! We've reached out to you directly by email to help out - the Upton is a fitted style so if it's coming up 4 sizes too big something's definitely going wrong there. We an definitely get you in the right size!

Clifton McLaurin
Love it

Haven't sewn in at least a decade. I have a ton of vintage fabrics my mother brought back from travels to China and Scotland. I used a 50-yo shantung silk and it worked beautifully for this dress. I'm pretty sure my issues, especially with grading sizes, is more due to operator error than anything to do with the pattern! I want to join the monthly club, just trying to justify the $$$ right now.

This is a great pattern!

Thank you Cashmerette for making patterns that fit! Having conquered the "Harrison" shirt, I have moved onto the Upton. It has quickly become my "tried and true" pattern. I've completed two uptons - one in a drapey rayon print, and a party dress in silk taffeta (pictured). I made both with princess seams, which I have found easier to fit. Taking the online fitting courses has helped me work through issues with confidence and improve the fit. My adjustments include lowering the bust apex and waist about 1 inch. I particularly like how this pattern looks in a crisper fabric like the taffeta. I plan to make a (not too fluffy) petticoat to wear under my Uptons when I feel like a little more defined shape in the skirt. I've gotten some great compliments on both my Uptons and will be cutting out a third this weekend. I can't say enough good things about Cashmerette and their products. After years of fitting disasters and frustration, I've got my sewing mojo back. I feel like nothing can stop me!

Valerie Russell
Fabulous pattern and easy to make.

I bought this pattern as my daughter wanted this style for her wedding dress.
It was relatively easy to make and the results were amazing. Simple to follow instructions and lots of diagrams meant that the dress was completed very quickly. I would make this style again for a less formal event.