Meet the Appleton Dress, your new wardrobe staple. This classic knit 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!
0-16, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
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”.
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Love this pattern - i like the fact that i can grade between sizes and allow for my fuller bust without too much effort.
Bought this pattern as part of G&G Sewing Society kit. My first ever me made wrap dresses. So quick and easy to construct. Love, love, love the fit. Have made a further 3 dresses. Very flattering.
Great resources and instructions, wish I had more on grading between sizes and how that impacts facings. Neckline is low for my frame (maybe because I’m petite).
Hi Carolina, If you'd like grading help in the future, check out cashmerette.com/grading where we have tons of grading advice for all our patterns!
I got the Appleton dress as part of a Guthrie & Ghani kit. The dress was easy to make and the instructions very clear, it fits well even though I am not that curvy. The only issue I have is the ties tangling up with everything in the wash - need to knot first!