Washington Dress

from $16

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Pattern format

Mixing the comfort of a knit bodice with the fabric possibilities of a woven skirt, the Washington Dress gives you the freedom to play with colors and textures, for a look that’s uniquely you. Like all Cashmerette Patterns, the bodice comes in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, and G/H), which makes fitting a cinch!

Style wise, the Washington Dress gives you endless design options. The knit bodice features a figure-enhancing scoop neckline and three sleeve variations: short, three-quarter, or full length. The A-line skirt cleverly combines woven fabric with a heavy knit yoke, eliminating the need for closures and allowing you to comfortably slip the dress over your head. For additional tummy control, the front yoke can be made from a woven fabric. 

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Advanced beginner

SIZING

12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). The bodice of this dress is designed to be close fitting, so if you want a more skimming fit, we recommend going up a size in the bodice. See Sizing Guide.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

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

Yoke: Heavy knit fabric such as ponte or scuba. For more support, make from a mid to heavyweight woven.

Skirt: Mid to heavyweight woven fabric, such as cotton, linen, canvas, or upholstery fabric.  

NOTIONS

Thread, ballpoint or stretch needle, universal needle, 1.5 yards (1.4 meters)  of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional). 

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Customer Reviews

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K.
fun to design

I used the size calculator to help me get the best fit, and it worked perfectly. It's flattering to my 62-yr old curvy figure, even if it's a closer fit than what I usually wear. I was inspired to try it by the older woman on the pattern envelope. The instructions are great and it sews up beautifully. Mixing fabrics for each section of the dress is fun and lets me make a dress that doesn't feel too "young" for me. I'm working on my third one now!

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A.
So many possibilities!

My finished Washington dress fits perfectly. Even though it’s closer fitting than most garments I make, it is flattering to my plus size curvy body. I’m excited about the possibilities for mixing fabrics for different looks with this pattern.

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M.P.
Excited to make this one

I love the layer PDFs so that I can print just the sizes I need! I am so excited to add to my Cashmerette dress collection!

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F.
Super flattering!

This dress turned out beautifully! I wanted to use up some remnants of a scuba print and a Liverpool solid, and I bought a coordinating solid for the skirt. Only mods were my adding 1" to the bodice because I'm tall. The pattern is well drafted and very easy to put together. I will make more!

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N.
Absolutely fabulous

This my scond one. Husband thought i had bought it great compliment. Top from black t shirt material skirt sciba from Lady Mcelroy design with snakes beetles etc. I know its not woven but it works well. Band is from black ponte. Love it