Dewey Dress

This pattern is available to active Cashmerette Club members only. This is the PDF pattern for December 2023 and includes sizes 0-32. Not a member yet? Join the Club today!

Dress to impress with the Dewey! The Dewey Dress is a sophisticated sleeveless knit dress with an asymmetrical neckline and eye-catching shoulder pleats, plus a midi-length tulip skirt with a pleated overlay. Glam it up in stretch velvet or metallic lamé, or keep it simple in a jersey knit. Featuring waist darts for shaping and an optional waistband, the Dewey is destined to be your new go-to dress.

Want even more options? Mix and match the Dewey's bodice and skirt with the Grafton Dress, Top, and Skirt Mix & Match Pack to create over 60 additional looks!

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 free step-by-step video sewalong

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Advanced beginner


0-32 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). Includes 33-62” bust and 35-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator

Separate files for both size ranges (0-16 and 12-32) are included. How to choose your size range »


Light- to mid-weight knit fabrics such as jersey or ITY for a casual look, or use stretch velvet or lamé type fabrics for a more glam dress. Fabric should have at least 25% stretch horizontally and 10% stretch vertically.

For the bodice lining, you can use the same fabric, or a lighter weight knit with the same amount of stretch.


Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 1 ½ yds (1.4 m) clear elastic for waist (optional), 1 yard (0.9 m) of ½” (12 mm) wide fusible stay tape (optional).


Model details

Rachel is wearing a gold Dewey Dress in a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are high bust 43", full bust 49", waist 40" and hip 50", and she is 5' 5”.

Jan Marie is wearing a blue Dewey Dress in a size 6 E/F. Her measurements are high bust 33.5", full bust 37", waist 28", and hip 38", and she is 5' 4”.

Rae is wearing a floral Dewey bodice with a Grafton maxi skirt in a size 24 E/F graded to a 30 in the waist and 26 in the hips. Her measurements are high bust 48", full bust 52.5", waist 50", hip 56", and she is 5' 5”.

Ana is wearing a black Grafton bodice with the Dewey Skirt in a size 12 C/D graded to a size 14 at the waist and hips. Her measurements are high bust 38", full bust 41", waist 34", and hip 44.5", and she is 5' 4”.