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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- Grading Between Sizes - Top or Dress with Bust and Waist Darts
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.
Excellent instructions, stylish and flattering design. I'm fit the advanced beginner description and I made something amazing! I'm definitely making more of these.
If you’re curvy I’ll take guess that you’ve often wished you could sew up a dress without all the snipping and measuring an FBA involves - TahDah! Upton is that wish come true! It was so refreshing to practically sew straight from the pattern with only minor tweaks and not the usual wrestle with an fba and easing length here, moving darts there. I Love it! Fab instructions, lots of support, if needed, on website, FB page and curvy sewing community too. So many ways to style it, so versatile, I totally understand why it’s so well Loved. It’s a real Star!
Its hard for me to find a good pattern. I am three different sizes. This was easy and i made the perfect dress for attending a wedding.
Special sized patterns are important. I recently found the Cashmerette Upton dress pattern with three different cup sizes, four different neckline options and four different sleeve options, including the original sleeveless version. First try following the excellent directions and I have a perfectly fitting wearable muslin. I made two changes on my muslin for the sake of time, first I left the zipper off and second, I gathered the skirt rather than pleating which makes three skirt options. What a great pattern, I now feel confident cutting into my Outback Wife merino wool-cotton fabric. I had literally spent days wading thru and researching patterns before I found this one. So glad I kept looking until I found what I wanted/needed. It will do my valuable fabric such justice. I will definitely be making the Upton again and again.