Meet the Cashmerette Appleton Dress, your new wardrobe staple! This classic knit wrap dress is designed to play up your curves, with a crossover front, built-in waist tie and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy makers, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust, and Cashmerette’s C–H cup sizing means you’ll feel comfortable without adjustments. Do a celebratory shimmy because this bodice has you well covered!
This Cashmerette pattern includes:
- Cup sizes from C to H
- A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
- A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level
- A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet
0-16 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H), includes 33-46” bust and 35-46” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.
This pattern is also available in sizes 12-32 (sold separately).
Light to midweight knit fabric such as jersey or ITY, with at least 50% crosswise stretch.
Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 6 inches (15 cm) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional).
Faith (orange Appleton) is wearing a size 8 C/D graded to a 12 waist and 14 hip. Her measurements are high bust 34", full bust 37", waist 32", hip 44", and she is 5' 5”.
Suzi (brown Appleton) is wearing a size 6 E/F. Her measurements are high bust 33", full bust 37", waist 28", and hip 38", and she is 5' 6”.
I've just made my first Appleton in a leopard print double brushed poly and it's divine. After lengthening the bodice, my first mockup fitted perfectly and the instructions were clear. The only thing I'd change on the pattern is to add a "cut here to lengthen" line on the bodice as I wasn't sure where to make the alteration.
. . . The pattern is good. It makes a nice quality dress. I made it somewhere around the 10 range for upper bust, G cup, and 14 waist and hip. Now that I've had a chance to wear both versions I made, I do think it looks way more flattering on some of the other women than it does on me. I'll have to pin it, as the wind really likes to play under that front flap and give onlookers a free show. I lengthened it to slightly below knee length because at or just above the knee is not a length that flatters me.
The neckline is a good quality, the customer service and sizing help was perfection, and the directions are clear and easy to follow. Sewing is always a challenge for me because I never know if the style will flatter my form until it's been made, and sometimes adaptations are not possible or are not worth the time and frustration of unpicking and winging it.
Would I make it again? Maybe not for my body. Would I recommend it to others? Sure.
It's a good pattern.
The pattern was clear, sizing was spot on, help was readily available, and I'm pleased with the outcome. Also, the wrapover is generous enough to cover and protect against exposure from stiff breezes, but not so voluminous as to invite my preschooler to tent under it.
The finished dress...fits beautifully. I thought hard before buying--there are other patterns out there that cost less--but after giving this a try, I'm convinced it's worth every penny and more. Acarefully developed and tested pattern that doesn't end up wasting my bamboo terry fabric is worth its weight in gold.
I’ve been searching for a wrap dress pattern and this is the best! I love the size finder with the suggestion of what size to choose and how much if a bust adjustment to do. It fit perfect the first time around which never happens!