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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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

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L.D.K.
Appletondress

I love this pattern your instructions are easy to follow .This is so easy to do and has the best fit ever.

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J.
Love this dress

I'm very busty so it is hard to find things that fit. This dress fits the bill. I have to use a pin or tape to keep from showing too much but I get lots of compliments on this dress. It is easy to whip up. So far I've made three, with more to come!

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C.
Universally flattering!

Just try to find someone who doesn't look good in this dress, I dare you. I've made the long sleeve, three quarter sleeve, and currently have the short sleeve cut out and ready to be sewn. This is a quick, easy pattern, even for a beginner. There's a sewalong if the pattern instruction booklet is not enough, but it probably is. I also plan to make three Appleton shirts, one in each sleeve. After that, I'd probably better move on to the Concord!