Appleton Dress

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Appleton Dress

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Meet the Appleton Dress, your new wardrobe staple. This classic wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!

SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.

SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.

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

NOTIONS: Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 6 inches (15 cm) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (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.

PDF PATTERN:

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: 13 pages (3.5 MB) 

Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 45 pages (1.6 MB each) 

Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (1.4 MB each)

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Customer Reviews

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S.H.
Appleton wrap dress.

I’m so excited to make this dress. Finally a pattern that will fit my curvy shape. I will send a picture when it’s finished.

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B.G.
appleton

I am a beginner sewist and the appleton is the first garment I have sewn that I will actually wear in public. That says a LOT. The instructions along with the online tutorial made the construction a breeze. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!

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J.E.
Love this pattern!

I get so many compliments on my dress. I made it with a material you'd use for leggings, so it has a lot of spandex. The construction is straightforward and clever, particularly the neckband. My only slight issue is that there are no pockets. I'll have to add some next time.

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D.A.
Awesomeness in a dress!

Fit the first time without any fitting challenges. (Only wished that I had used better fabric, but I was making a twall, because I never get perfect fit the first time I make a pattern.) Clear instructions, excellent pattern designed for curvy women. Loved that the pattern came already with the full bust adjustment drafted into the pattern. Innovative neck binding that prevents gapping. Was a fairly easy sew, and I will be making it again in better fabric because I can trust the fit!

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T.K.
Appleton dress

I am very happy with the pattern, instructions and the result. Easy to assemble, follow and sew. The dress is elegant and simple in style, just the way I want it. Will definitely buy more patterns. By the way, are there any plans for underwear?
Greetings from Danmark,
Tatiana