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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Brilliant pattern and sizing advice
Have only made flared one piece front and back simple dresses. This is a pleasant change. Went together very straight forwardly. Will definitely make again.
This pattern is nicely drafted, and the instructions and sew along make it super easy to construct, but what I appreciate MOST is the personal reply I got with advice about which sizing to choose for my measurements. I would have NEVER figured out what was suggested, and the advice I got was perfect. It was so satisfying to make up a pattern and have it fit for once. I have made 1 dress so far out of a silk jersey--it was meant to be a mockup because the pattern of the fabric is strange (it was inexpensive for silk jersey), but it looks nice so maybe I will wear it for reals. I am now planning to make a Christmas dress next with this pattern and some stretch velvet. Have seen this pairing of Appleton and fabric on several blogs so I am looking forward to making my next dress.
This is my first Casherette pattern. After advice from Jenny about what size to make the dress went together beautifully. I did lengthen it by about two inches. I have had many wears out of it so far. Will be a repeat make for me. Thank you Jenny for the advice.
I love this pattern. As a beginner I had no problem with it: I made a summer and a winter version with diferent longs and colour combinations. I love the design and how it fits!! For me it is a favourite. Thank you!