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.
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)
I added in-seam pockets & made it a maxi & got so many compliments! Best part: it’s one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing I own. Love everything about it.
I really love the Cashmerette Appleton dress, because it is so flattering. Plus, it is such an easy make too. The only thing I struggled with in the beginning, was attaching the waist ties to the neckband. But when I watched the sew along, this was easily fixed. Since I love the pattern so much, I have made a second version already. Bravo Cashmerette! I feel this is going to be a wardrobe staple. Have received many compliments already.
It was easy to make. I would use a more medium weight jersey next time as mine was a bit thin. I made a no adjustment (except for the hem ). It was a quick and flattering summer dress. I’ll make it again.
Never have I had a dress which fitted so well and I could make myself. This pattern has given me so much confidence in myself and my sewing xxx