Elegance meets comfort with the Turner Dress! This everyday favorite features a softly flared skirt and a feminine lined v-neck bodice. There are three sleeve lengths - short, three-quarter and long - and whether you make it in cozy merino jersey or lightweight rayon jersey, this pattern will carry you through every season with style!
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Main: Knit fabric such as rayon jersey, cotton jersey or ITY, with at least 50% crosswise stretch.
Lining: Use main fabric, or a similar or lighter weight knit.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint needle, 1.5 yards (1.4 meters) clear ¼" (6mm) elastic, twin needle (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 (on A4 or Letter sized paper) or at a copy shop (A0 or US 36" wide sizes). 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: 12 pages (3.8 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 28 pages (0.4 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (0.3 MB each)
The Turner pattern is so easy and versatile. The pattern is easy to follow, sews up quickly and can be made in a variety of styles for all seasons. It's one of my favorite patterns.
The Turner is a simple pattern to sew, producing a new dress that fits and flatters. Highly recommended.
This was my first project using a knit fabric and my third sewn garment. I was worried about sewing with jersey but there was no need because the instructions and accompanying diagrams are so clear and well laid out. There were no 'head scratching' moments and I did not need to alter the pattern at all. I sewed a size 24 with a C/D cup and it fitted perfectly. I made the skirt longer but that was personal preference. I will definitely make another Turner Dress and wish I had made it sooner rather than worrying over sewing with knit fabric.! Love it.
This pattern is a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. It can be dressed up or down and is a super quick dress to sew.
This is a great pattern. The dress was extremely easy to put together and I added the pockets from the Cashmerette blog which are a very useful addition. The fabric came from a Cashmerette kit. It's the second kit I've purchased and the fabric both times has been soft and wonderful to sew. I've gotten several compliments on the dress along with a "Really, you made that?"