Make a statement in the Upton Dress, the most versatile pattern in your stash! This gorgeous fit-and-flare dress is tailored to your curves with flattering necklines, a fully lined bodice, and hidden pockets. Even better, the design is 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. Let your creativity shine, while the Upton takes you from brunch to cocktails in style!
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
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).
NOTIONS: Universal needle, 22" invisible zip.
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 or at a copy shop. 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: 15 pages (4.7 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 70 pages (0.9 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 3 pages for A0, 4 pages for US - print 1, 3, & 4 for view A, print 1 - 2 for view B (0.8 MB each)
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I was so surprised when i basted everything, tried the dress and there were only some minor adjustments to do in the waist line! The most accurate pattern I've ever tried.
I recently made the Upton dress, View A, for my stepdaughter who is a size 24 F cup. This is the first time that I have sewn for her, but, having found your range of patterns, it won't be the last.
I had to enlarge the waist by 6", so adjusted the spacing of the pleats to keep the proportions looking good. The material used was a stretch cotton sateen, so I bound the neckline and armholes using the same material, instead of lining the bodice.
We were both thrilled with the outcome of a beautiful, well fitting dress.
I am an experienced home sewer but was very impressed with the quality of your pattern and the sewing instructions, as well as the versatility of the design. A very happy customer!
This dress is just brilliant. Fits fantastically out of the envelope, although I've only made the pleated version so far. I've also hacked the dress into a skirt with a shaped waistband, and my sister has asked me to make her a dress from the pattern also. The Upton gets the seal of approval from me!
It is not easy to create a pattern that can be used by women of many differing shapes and sizes but Cashmerette hae totally nailed it with the Upton. Being a well rounded hobbit shape I am delighted that the plus sizing isn't only suitable for 6ft tall glamazons but is easily adaptable to suit shorties like myself . And pockets you cant go past pockets.
I love this dress pattern although I did find that the bodice was short, but after a little adjustment it fitted great. I would definitely recommend making a muslin of the bodice to get the right fit. Instructions were easy to follow and I had lots of compliments about how nice it looks.