Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt

  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern
  • Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt 0-16 PDF pattern

Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt

$16

Pattern format

Soak up the sun in the Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt, a sewing pattern designed for bigger boobs—with no bra flashing, guaranteed! View A of the Holyoke is a sophisticated maxi dress with cup sizes C–H, wide, bra-friendly straps and an angled neckline. The faux button placket, princess seams and cup sizing mean you’ll be comfortable all summer long, with no gaping or pulling at the bust.

And there’s more! View B is a breezy, full-length skirt for a totally different look.

For extra comfort, both views have an elasticated back waist, and for all-round usability, there are pockets too! Whether made up in a floaty rayon challis or sumptuous linen, the Holyoke will keep you looking cool and feeling relaxed throughout the warmer weather.

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

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Advanced beginner

SIZING

0 to 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).

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

Light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, or rayon. Use drapey fabrics for a flowy look or firmer fabrics for a more structured result. 

Light weight fusible interfacing.

NOTIONS

Universal needle, thread, 3/8” – ½” (10 – 12 mm) buttons (11 for View A, 8 for View B), 18” (0.5 m) of ¾” (2 cm) wide knit elastic.

Customer Reviews

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Kathleen Frame
Feminine and easy to wear

I love the Holyoke dress! It's so feminine and easy to wear. The princess seams make it beautifully fitted, while the elastic back waist makes it easy to pull on. I've already made 4 Holyokes, and have more planned!

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Lauren W.
Love this pattern

So far I've only made the skirt but I love it! Can't wait to make the dress version for spring. The only thing is, during construction, I wondered if I should be doing a few extra steps, i.e. understitching the pockets and waistband facing. But that's just me being a bit of a perfectionist and sometimes those steps don't make a noticeable difference. Love all my Cashmerette patterns. Thanks Jenny and team :)

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Mary Jane Candaux
Love my Holyoke dress!

I made a knee-length version in a flowered cotton poplin and it's the perfect summer going-to-dinner dress. I followed the Cashmerette Size Calculator and the fit is perfect the first time. It's exactly the summer dressI was looking for!

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Sarah Dixon
Holyoke Dress

I have made this a couple of times now and find i get lots of compliments whenever i wear it! I very flattering pattern especially for those with a mum tum, some struggle with the construction, it felt alien to completely build the front and then the back rather than the top and then bottom but it works and I am really pleased with it. I will be making more.

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marina coleman
Two truths and a lie.

Great design, easy make. I have a very, very happy 6 foot customer with a maxi dress that fits perfectly and makes her feel beautiful. No pattern walks on water; make a toile first to tweak fit. Note to serger warriors: On the button placket and waist facings, instead of folding 1/4 inch under and hand stitching, serge 1/4 inch off, iron those babies down and top stitch for less bulk.